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SECOND REPORT 



Record Commissioners 



CITY OF BOSTON 



1877 





BOSTON : 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 3fl ARCH STREET. 
1877. 




CITY OF BOSTON. 



City Document No. 46. 



In Board of Aldermen, April 30, 1877. 

Ordered, That the Record Commissioners ])e authorized 
to publish a second report, to contain a transcript of the first 
volume of the Town Records and of the Book of Possessions, 
to be printed, bound, and distributed in the same manner as 
their first report, at an expense not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, to be charged to the appropriation for printing. 

Passed. Sent down for concurrence. May 3, came up 
concurred. Approved by the Mayor, May 7, 1877. 
A true copy. 

Attest : 

JOHN T. PRIEST, 

Assi. City Clerk. 



SECOND REPORT OF THE RECORD 
COMMISSIONERS. 

To his Honor the Mayor and the City Council of Boston: — 

It will be understood, from the terms of the preceding 
vote, that no detailed report is to be expected from the 
Record Commissioners at the present time. Acting under 
the instructions given them, they have endeavored to present 
faithful transcripts of the two earliest volumes of the records 
of the town of Boston, viz., of the first Book of Records 
proper, and of the Book of Possessions. 

The value of the first v/ilume of Records consists not 
only in the information given as to the names and posses- 
sions of the first inhabitants, but also in its indications of the 
extent of the powers exercised by the town authorities. 
Inasmuch as the progress of town government on the New 
England plan is, and always will be, of great interest to the 
student of social science, it must be w^orlh while to present 
to the public the full ind exact statement of the proceedings 
of the greatest town in the colony. 



IV City Document No. 46. 

As to the Book of Possessions, it is sufficient to say that 
this must be the foundation of all titles to real estate within 
the old town limits, and that, therefore, it was, on many 
accounts, most desirable that it should be made accessible 
and permanent by. receiving the honors of print. 

The records of the town of Boston, now in the custody of 
the City Clerk, may be described as follows : 

Ten volumes, of which the first is here printed, contain- 
ing the acts of the town from 1G34 to 1822. The first 
volume(l(334-1660) contains also the acts of the Selectmen ; 
the second volume (1660-1728) contains the acts of the 
Selectmen from 1660 to 1701 ; and thenceforward it records 
only the proceedings of the town. In 1701 the system was 
established of recording the doings of the Selectmen sepa- 
rately, and twenty-three volumes contain their records until 
1822. 

There are a few miscellaneous volumes, as the Book of 
Possessions, etc. ^ In two large volumes, also, have been 
bound up the miscellaneous papers in the custody of the 
City Clerk, covering the periods of 1634-1715, 1717-1734. 
After this date the papers are still arranged in files and 
bundles. 

Recently the Eecord Commissioners have reported to his 
Honor the Mayor the necessity of taking some measures to 
assort and preserve the records of the old courts of the 
County of Sufiblk prior to the Revolution. In spite of the 
neglect which these files have suffered for many years it is 
highly probable that they contain documents of prime im- 
portance to the history of auv town. 



It may be proper to mention that very little has yet been 
done towards publishing the history of Boston, the mag- 
nitude of the task has probably prevented its accomplish- 
ment ; and the deplorable deficiencies in the records, which 
it is the task of the Commissioners to repair, may also have 
discouraged enthusiasts. A brief sketch of the principal 
contributions to our local histoiy may be of some service. 

In the third volume of the C()llectious of tlie Massachu- 
setts Historical Society, for 1794, there was printed (pp. 
241-304) '' A Topographical and Historical Description of 
Boston, 1794," by Thomas Peml)erton. 

Not much can be expected of a work of sixty pao-es on so 
large a subject. ° 

Next we find the followino- book : — 



Second Report of Record Commissioners. v 

" A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston, 
from the first settlement of the Town to the present period ; 
with some account of its Environs. By Charles ShaAv, Esq., 

Member of the American Antiquarian Society 

Boston: printed and published by Oliver Spear. 1817." 
[12mo, pp. 311. Woodcuts. S. Dearborn, del., A. Bowen, 
Sc. New State House, Faueuil Hall, Christ Church, Old 
State House, Julien's, Milk St., Triangular Warehouse, 
Town Dock, Fac-simile of First entry in Town records.] 

This work is based upon Pembertou's Description, with 
the addition of some material taken from the earlier writers. 
A few extracts from the Town records are given, but not 
enough to make the book a distinct authority. The most 
valuable portion is the additions to Pembertou's sketches, 
showing the changes between 1796 and 1817. 

Next we may notice the following : — 

"A History of Boston, the metropolis of Massachusetts, 
from its origin to the present period ; with some Account of 
the Environs. By Caleb H. Snow, M.D. Embellished 
with engravings. Boston : published by Abel Bowen, No. 
2 Congress-Square, Congress-street. Printed by Munroe 
and Francis, 128 Washingtcm-street, 1825." 8vo, pp. 400. 
[It contains 29 engravings and wood-cuts, of which a list is 
given. Pp. 395-400 were occupied with the index; but 
soon after an Appendix was published, being pp. 393-4 re- 
printed, and continued as pp. 395-424.] 

In 1828 a second edition was published ; but apparent!}' it 
consisted only of the sheets of the first edition and the 
appendix, with a new index (pp. 425-427), and new title- 
page. It seems that Abel Bowen was the proprietor of the 
book, and that he issued proposals for a subsequent edition, 
but never carried his idea into execution. In 1829 Bowen 
published his "Picture of Boston " (2d edition, 1833; 3d 
edition, 1838), the parent of numerous guide-books. 

The next book claiming our attention bears the following 
title : — 

" A Municipal History of the Town and City of Boston, 
during two centuries. From September 17, 1630, to Sep- 
tember 17, 1830. By Josiah Quincy. Boston : Charles C. 
Little and James Brown. 1852." 8vo, pp. 444. 



VI City Document No. 46. 

This is substantially the history of Boston, under its char- 
ter as a city, from 1822 to 1830. The illustrations are, a A^ew 
of the Quincy Market, and a plan of the same, showing the 
streets and estates taken, altered, and laid out in conse- 
quence of that construction. 

In 1852 the late Samuel G. Drake commenced the publi- 
cation, in parts, of the History of Boston, and in 1856 issued 
the volume, with the f(jllowing title : — 

" The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of 
Massachusetts and Metropolis of New-England, from its 
Settlement in 1630, to the year 1770. Also an Introductory 
History of the Dit^covcry and Settlement of New England, 
with notes, critical and illustrative. By Samnel G. l3rake, 
A.M., &c., &c. Boston : published by Luther Stevens, 
186 Washington street. 1856." 8vo, pp. 840. 

It will be no disparagement to this very useful work to 
say that it was planned on too large a scale for success. 
The author received a very flattering request from the City 
Government to continue its publication, but was compelled 
by the infirmities of age to decline. 

In 1871 the City Government gave official sanction to the 
following-named work of Mayor Shurtlefi*: — 

"A Topographical and Historical Description of Boston. 
By Nathaniel B. Shurtlelf. Boston : printed by request of 
the City Council, 1871." 8vo, pp. 720. 

This was in no sense a histor}^ of the town, but rather a 
collection of essays relating to various historical topics. Dr. 
Shurtleff's familiarity with certain topics, as those of the 
early descriptions of the town, the maps, the graveyards, 
etc., etc., renders this book one of great interest and 
value. 

Lastly, we may note Hales' "Survey of Boston," 1821, 
pp. 156, and Sapiuel Adams Drake's "Old Landmarks and 
Historic Personages of Boston," 1873, pp. 484, as formal 
contributions to our local history. Of course, there have 
been many minor publications devoted to limited subjects, 
notably histories of the various religious societies, and 
many public documents issued by order of the City Govern- 
ment. 



Second Report of Record Comjiissioners. vii 

It will be seen, however, that Boston still remains withont 
a complete history in print, and that, therefore, the pnblioa- 
tion of any portion of its records is not nnnecessary. 

It is also to be remembered that Boston now comprises at 
least three other ancient towns^, each with records and a his- 
tory of its own. These may well demand in the fnture a 
proper amount of attention, and require proportionate publi- 
cation. 

It is hoped that the City Government will authorize the 
Record Commissioners to continue the work of publishing 
the records ; of course not in full , but by means of such 
judicious selections as will afford valuable information about 
our predecessors. 

Owing to the nature of the work, the duty of editing the 
First Book of Records and of transcribing the Book of 
Possessions has devolved exclusively upon the senior com- 
missioner. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM H. WHITMORE, 
WILLIAM S. APPLETON, 

Record Commissioners. 



R 



BOSTON TOWN RECORDS. 



Note. — It is intended that the followincr pages shall be 
an exact transcript of the original record, with the exception 
that abbreviations peculiar to written documents are herein 
printed in full. That is, the form "y® " for "the," "y' " for 
"that," "w**"" for "with," "&" for "and," are confessedly 
not the forms used in printed documents of the date of these 
records. Hence, although it is intended to preserve all 
peculiarities of spelling, a retention of these contracted forms 
of writing would only unnecessarily add to the difficulty of 
using this transcript. 

The. pagination of the original volume is inserted in our 
text in brackets. 

Every portion of the original is copied, except those mar- 
ginal notes which are simply indicative of the full record in 
the text. No use can be found for such notes which would 
in any degree compensate for the additional cost of printing. 

This edition is printed from a copy made by W. B. Trask, 
Esq., and has been compared with a copy made in 1855 by 
Mr. Morse for the City Government, as well as with the 



original record. 



W. H. W. 



[1.] 1634. Moneth 7th, daye 1. Jo. Winthrop, Wm. Codding- 
ton, Capt. Underbill, The. Oliver, Tho. Leverett, Giles Firmin. 
Jo. Coggeshall, Wm. Peirce, Robt. Hardinge, Wm. Brenton. 

Whereas it hath been founde that muche damage hath allreadye 
happened b^- la3ing of stones and logges near the bridge and land- 
inge place, whereby diverse boats have been much bruised, for 
preventing of such harmes for tyme to come, it is ordered that 
whosoever shall unlade any stones, timber or logges where the same 
may not be plainly seen at high water, shall sett up a pole or 
beacon to give notice thereof upon paine that whosoever shall faile 
so to doe, shall make full recompense for all such damage as shall 
happen to any boats or other vessels by occasion of such stones, 
tymber or logges, the same to be recovered by waye of Action at 
the Court ; and this order to be in force from this daye forward 
being only a declaration of the Common Lawe therein. 

It is also ordered that no person shall leave any fish or garbage 
neare the said Bridge or common landing place betweene the 2 
Cieekes whereby any anoyance may come to the people that pass 



2 City Document No. 46. 

that wa}', upon paine to forfeit for every such offence five shillings, 
the same to be levyed by distresse of the goods of the offender ; 
and this order to be off force from the fourth daye of this month 
and so forward. 

And for the better execution of these orders the aforenamed 
Giles Firrain is appointed overseer of the said landing place, to 
give notice to such strangers and others as come hither with boats, 
and to take knowledge of all offences committed and to levye the 
penaltyes which shalbe forfeited. And if after notice shalbe given 
by the said overseer to an}' people that shall have any tymber, 
logges or stones lye without such pole or beacon, he shall not take 
away the same or sett up such pole or beacon, the said offender 
shall (after making recompense to the party damnified if any dam- 
age happen) forfeit to tlie town for every daye the same offence 
shall continue, five shillings, to be levyed b}'' distresse as before. 

Moneth 8th, daye 6th. At a general meetinge upon public notice 
given the 5th daye of the last weeke, It was ordered and agreed as 
followeth : Impf Rich. Bellingham, Esq., and J. Cogan, merchant, 
were chosen in the place of Giles Firmin, deceased, and Rbt. 
Harding, now in Virginia, to make up the 10 to manage the affaires 
of the towne. 

Item: Jo. Coggeshall, Wm. Colburn, Samuel Cole, Wm. Bren- 
ton, Tho. Grubb, together with Wm. Cheeseborrowe, the constable, 
are deputed to make a rate for the levyinge of -iOli assessed upon 
the towne as the first payment of a greater sume by order of the last 
General Court. 

Jo. Coogan, Tho. Matson and Ni. Willis are chosen to serve as 
iurors at the next Court of Assistants. 

The 10th day of the 9th moneth, Novemb. 1634. At a generall 
meeting upon public notice given the daj- before, it was ordered and 
agreed upon, viz.. Imprimis that Hogg Ilain shalbe lette out unto 
the inhabitants and freemen of this towne according to the number 
of names in ever^^ family by John Coxall, William Brenton and 
John Sannford, and that none shall further fell any wood there 
untill the same bee lotted out. 

Item : that Edmund Quinsey, Samuell Wilbore, William Boston, 
Edward Hutchinson the elder, and Will. Cheesebrough, the con- 
stable, shall make and assess all these rates, vizt., a rate of 30Zi 
to M^ Blackston, a rate for the cowes keeping, a rate for the goates 
keeping and other charges in rambe goats about them anc], for losse 
in common [line illegible, but in the duplicate made in 1855 it is 
said to be — " and to make a rate for the young cattle and cows- 
keeper at Muddy River."] 

[2.] 10th moneth, day 8th. 

At a general meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprimis, it was ordered that M'. Willson the Pastor (in lieu of 
his land granted him at the north river by mestick which he should 
passe over to the towne of Boston) should have so much land at 
mount wooleston at his election, and after so much as shalbe his 
portion of other lands belonging to the towne to be layd him out 



Boston Town Records, 1634. 3 

so neere his other lands at mount woolaston as may be for his most 
conveniency. 

18th of the same moneth. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprimis, it is agree! that M'. Winthrop, M^ Coddington, M^ 
Bellingham, M''. Cotton, M'. Ollyver, M"". Colborne and Wilhn Bal- 
stone shall have power to devide and dispose of all such lands 
belonging to the towne (as are not yet in the lawfull possession of 
any particular persons) to the inhabitants of the towne according to 
the Orders of the Court, leaving such portions in Common for the 
use of newe Commers, and the further benefitt of the towne, as in 
theire best discretions the}' shall thinlvc fitt ; the Hands hyred by 
the towne to be also included in this Order. 

9th of the I2th moneth, 1634. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis, it is agreed by generall consent that all the inhabitants 
shall plant eyther upon such ground as is alreadie broken up or 
inclosed in the neck or else upon the ground at Noddles Island 
from M'. Maverickes graunt, and that every able man fitt to plant 
shall have allowed liim twoe acres to plant on ; and for every able 
youth one acre to be allotted out b}^ M^ Hutchinson, M''. Cooan, 
M'. Sampford and "^illiam Cheesbrough and M"". Brenton, or any 
three of them. 

Item : That every man shall make his fences sufficient for all his 
planting ground on the necke upon paine that if an}- losse doe 
come for defect therein, that damage shall be satisfyed by such upon 
whose fence the breach shalbe, unless it doe come by unruly 
cattell, and that then such as are owners of them shall, after warn- 
ing given unto them, satisfie for all after damages by their said 
unruly cattell. All the fenses to bee made sufficient before the 
7th c\aj of the second month, and they to bee looked unto by our 
brother Grubb and brother Hudson for the new feild, our brother 
Pennyman and brother Colborne for the feild b}^ him, our bi'other 
Penn and brother Belcher for the fort feild. 

[In margin] upon payne of 4s. 'for every [offence], brother 
Everill and brother Matson for mylne feild and M^ Wilkes. 

The 23d of the last moneth, 1634. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis, it is agreed by generall consent that all barren cattell 
whatsoever (except such as are constantly imployed in draughte) 
and weaned caulves 20 Weekes ould and Weaned majde kidds shalbe 
kept abroad from of the necke upon penaltie for every one unput 
away within a weeke after warning lis. vid. for every w^eeke not 
put away ; and our brethren, John Samford, William Cheesbrough 
and William Boston to take care for the observing of this order. 

Item : That there shalbe a little house built, and a sufficiently 
payled yard to lodge the Cattell in of nights att Pulleu poynt necke 
before the 14th day of the next second moneth. 

Item : That noe swine above 12 weeke ould shalbe suffered to goe 
att libertie on the necke, but kept up in yards, upon penaltie for 



4 City Document No. 46. 

ever}' swine otherwise suffered, xiicL for every day soe taken, and 
this order also to bee looked unto by the aforesaid brethren, and 
they to looke out and appoint keepers for them, and to see them 
payd for their soe keeping the swine to bee put from of the necke 
before the first of the next month, or else to keepe them up in their 
3'ards under the penaltie afforesaid. 

The 23d of the 1st moneth, 1635. 

Att a generall meetinge upon publique warning. 

Imprymis : It is agreed, by generall consent, that the overseers 
of the lenses of the severall feilds shall see to the makeing of such 
styles and gates as ma}' bee needfuU for every feild, and brother 
Wilebore to see to the gate and style next unto Roxburie, all of 
them to be done before the atfores'd 7th day of the 2d moneth, the 
styles and gates for Comon high wayes to he made out of publique 
charge, forth of tlie Cunstables hand, and the pryvate styles and 
gates to bee made at the charge upon the lauds in every feild 
proportionablie for every [acre'?] ; upon payne for every the feilde 
not soe done by the 1 day of the 3d moneth, 20s. to be forfeyted 
by the overseers thereof. 

Item: That whereas the wood upon the neck of land towaids 
Roxburie hath this last winter beene disorderly cutt up and wasted, 
whereby many of the poore Inhabitants are disappointed of releife 
they might have had there in after and needfuU tymes, now it is 
generally agreed that W. Treasurer, M'. Bellingham, and M'. 
Williaui Hutchinson, with the three Deacons, shall consider wlioe 
have beene faultie herein, and sett downe what restitution of Wood 
unto the poore, such shall make according to theire severall propor- 
tions allotted by the maior part of them six. 

Item: That whosoever at any publique meeting shall fall into 
pryvate conference, to the hindering of the publique businesses, 
shall forfeit for every such offence 12fZ., to be paid into the Cun- 
sta])les hand for publique use. 

[3.] Att the same Generall meeting on the said 23d day of the 
1 moneth, 1635. 

Item : It is generally agreed that noe Wood shalbe felled at any 
of the Islands, nor elsewhere, untill they bee lotted out, but att 
Muddy Ryver, Dorchester necke, or Noddles Island. 

Item : That all the wood, as yet left upon the necke of land 
towards Roxburie, shall bee gathered up, and layd or heaped in 
pyles from foyling of the ground, before the 7th of the next 2d 
mtneth, upon the forfej'ture of 6s. for every load left undressed up 
for every Weeke afterwarde, to bee payd, Ijy those that felled the 
trees, into the Cunstables hands for publique use. 

The 13th of the 2d moneth, 1635. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed, by generall consent, that our Pastor, M'. 
John Wilson, shall have libertie to improve what ground may bee 
for him att Mount AVoolystone, with free reserving unto him his 
2;raunt at Misticke, untill his comeing home, for further agreement 
vith the Inhabitants. 



Boston Town Recoeds, 1085. 5 

Item : That all the clrye cattle that are put unto our brother 
William Cheesbrough, for keeping att PuUen po3'nt necke, untill 
the 1st of the 9th moneth, shalbe at the rate of 5s. a head unto 
him. 

Likewise it was then generall}' agreed upon, that our brother, 
Philemon Pormont, shalbe intreated to become scholemaster, for 
the teaching and nourtering of children with us. 

Also, that our brother, Richard Fairbanke, shalbe intreated to 
take tlie Cowes to keeping that are upon the neck ; and in case he 
cannot then our brother, Thomas Wardall, to be intreated there- 
unto. 

The 8th of the 6th moneth, 1635. 

Nichol^-s Will_ys was Chosen a Cunstable for this following 3-eare, 
and hath taken his oath accordingly. 

The 30th of the 9th moneth, called November, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprjmis : It is agreed that noe further allotments shalbe 
graunted unto any new comers, but such as may be likeh' to be 
received members of the Congregation. 

Item : That none shall sell their houses or allotments to any 
new comers, but with the consent and allowance of those that are 
appointed Allotters. 

Item : That all such as have allotments for habitations alloted 
unto them shall build thereon before the first of the first month 
next called March, or else it shall be in the power of the allotters 
to dispose of them otherwise. 

Item : That M'. William Hutchinson, M'. William Colborne and 
M^ William Brenton shall sett prjces upon all cattell comodities, 
victualls and labourers and Workmen's Wages and that noe other 
prises or rates shalbe given or taken. 

Item : That none of the members of this congregation or inhabi- 
tants among us shall sue one another at the lawe before that M'. 
Henr}- Vane and the twoe J^lders M^ Thomas OUyver and Thomas 
Leveritt have had the hearing and desyding of the cause if they 
cann. 

The 4th of 10th moneth, 1635. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed that noe manner of Cattell, neyther 
cowes, gelt beast, horse, swine or goates shalbe kept or 
suffered to goe at libertie on the inward necke from the middle of 
the second [month] called Aprill untill the latter end of Harvest. 

Item : That M^ William Brenton and M'". John Sampford [shall 
appoint] where and what manner of fence shalbe made betweene 
the [planting grounds ;] and also to ap|)oint every man that shall 
have any new all[otment of planting] ground upon the necke, hov*^ 
much of the said fence [he shall make and to view and] allow of 
the sufficienc}- thereof, or else they are not [to plant their allot- 
ments.] 

Item : That in regard of the unequall disposing of the [planting 



6 City Document Nq. 46. 

ground allotted] heretofore it is now agreed by genrall consent 
[that none of the inhabitants shall] be accounted to have any 
estate of inheritance [in the planting ground] upon the necke, 
save onely in theire house plotte, gardens [and yards, untill] the 
towne shall take [order for a more equal disposing thereof amongst 
them].* 

[4.] Item : Whereas the greatest part of the ground at Mount 
Woollistone intended to have beene given from the Inhabitants to 
our Pastor, M\ John Wilson, in leiwe or exchange for his farme 
at Misticke, have prooved to belong unto the Ind3'ans and 
others, whose interest therein he hath beene forced to purchase. 
The Inhabitants doe therefore relinquish all claime unto tliis said 
land at Misticke, and doe further confirme unto him his interest in 
this said land att Mount WoUistone, with further allowance to 
have by way of purchase from the Indyans and others or other- 
wise, soe much of the upland ground within or about the said 
grounds there as may make him up a Convenient farme there. 

The 14th of the 10th moneth, 1635. 

Att a genrall meeting uppon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed by genrall consent that M^ William 
Colborne, M'. William Aspynwall, M"'. John Sampford, William 
Balstone and Richard Wright, shall, in the behalfe of the towne 
goe and take viewe at INIount Woollistone, and bound out there 
w^hat may bee sufficient for M^ William Coddington and Edmund 
Quinse^' to have for their particular farmcs there, and accordingly 
as they five or foure of them shall agree upon to stand, and the 
same to be entered in this booke. 

Item : It is agreed that the said five men, or foure of them, shall 
lay out at Muddy Ryver a sufficient allotment for a farme for our 
Teacher, M'. John Cotton. 

Item : It is agreed that M^ William Colborne shall have his 
proportion of ground for a farme unto him laid out att Muddy River, 
neare unto and about his house which he hath there built, by the 
other foure before mentioned, viz., William Aspinwall, John Samp- 
ford, William Balstone and Richard Wright, or three of them. 

Item : That the two Elders, M'. Thomas Ollyver and Thomas 
Leveritt, shall have their proportion of allotments for theire farming 
layd out at Mudd}- River, by the before named five persons, viz., 
William Colborne, William Aspynwall, John Sampford, William 
Balstone and Richard Wright, or four of them. 

Item : That the poorer sort of the Inhabitants, such as are mem- 
bers or likely so to be, and have noe Cattell, shall have their pro- 
portion of allotments for planting ground, and other assigned unto 
them by the Allotters, and layd out at Muddy River by the afore- 
named five persons, or foure of them ; those that fall betweene the 
foote of the hill and the Water to have but 4 acres upon a head, and 
those that are farther of to have five acres for ever^^ head, the plott 
to begin next Muddy River side. 

[*A part of the leaf is lost now, but the blanks are filled from the copy made in 
18a5.] 



Boston Town Eecords, 1635. 7 

Item : That M'. William Hutchinson, M^ Edmund Qiiinsey, 
M^ Samuell Wilbore, M'. William Cheeseborowe and John 
OUj^ver, or four of them, shall, by the assignments of the Allotters, 
lay out their proportion of allottments for farmes att Riimley 
Marsh, whoe there are to have the same. 

[5.] The 4th of the Uth moneth, called January, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : It is agreed by generall consent that M'. Atherton 
Haulgh shall have six hundred acres layd him out beyond Mount 
Woollystone, betweene INIonottycott Ryver and the bounds that 
part our bounds from Wamoth ; and if there be not convenient 
meadowe there for this said farme then he is to bee accomodated 
with meete meadowe for it in the little meaddow at the upper end 
of the fresh brooke called the stande, and to bee layd out by the 
former fyve mentioned persons, namely William Colborne, William 
Aspinvvall, John Sampford, William Balstone and Richard Wright, 
or foure of them. 

Item : It is agreed that hereafter from this day none shall fell 
any Wood or timber at Muddy Ryver, or any other place of private 
allottments, but npon their owne allottments. 

Item : That all such as have felled any trees in an}' the ap- 
pointed place for private allotments, shall eyther cart away the 
same within this six monthes, or else the owners of the ground shall 
have it. 

Item : It is agreed that every one shall have a sufficient wa}' unto 
his allotment of ground, wherever it be, and that the Inhabitants of 
the towne shall have libertie to appoint men for the setting of them 
out, as need shall require, and the same course to be taken for all 
comon high ways, both for the towne and countrie. 

Item : It is agreed* that all the alottments att Mount Woollyston 
shalbe set out by M''. Coddington, William Colbourne, AVilliara 
Aspinwall, Edmund Quinsey, and Richard Wright, or some foure of 
them ; and that every alotment shall have a convenient proportion of 
meaddowe therefore, according to their nnmber of cattell that have 
the same. 

Item : That M^ William Hutchinson shall have a sufficient 
farme layd him out att Mount Woollystone beyond M'". Codding- 
ton's farme, and M"". Wilson's into the countrie adioyning to Dor- 
chester bounds by the afibresaid five persons, or foure of them, and 
at their discretions. 

The 23d of the 11th moneth, 1635. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis at this meeting, Thomas Marshall is, by generall con- 
sent, chosen for the keeping of a ferry from the mylne point unto 
Charltowne, and to W3'nn3'seemitt, and to take for his ferrying 
unto Charltowne, as the ferryman there hath, and unto Wynu}'- 



[The following words are stricken out: "that Ollyver Mellows, William Balston, 

Thomas E , Jacob EUyot, James Everill, James Pennyinan, John (BuSer ?), William 

Chesborowe, Richard Truesdalo, Edward Hutchinson, and Richard Wright shall have."] 



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seniitt for a single person, 6d. ; for two, Gd. ; and for every one 
above the number of two, 2d. a peece. 

Item : That such of the poorer Inhabitants, whose allotments 
were other where, should have libertie for 3 years to plant at 
Muddy Rj'ver, where the rest doe plant, upon such part of their 
Allotments as themselves are not able for the present to plant : 
they, in regard thereof, making their part of the fence, and leaving 
such fence as they doe make in due reparation, and not taking awa}' 
any of the Wood or timber upon those allottments. 

[6.] Item : It was likewise agreed that for the raysing of a new 
Worke of fortification upon the Forthill, about that which is there 
alreddy begune, the whole towne woidd bestowe fourtoene dayes 
worke, b}- equall proportion, and for this end M\ Deputie, M^ 
Henr}' Vane, M\ John Winthrop, Senr., M'. William Coddington, 
M^ John Winthrop, Junr., Captaine John Underbill, and M^ Wil- 
liam Brenton were authorised as Commissioners ; that the}-, or the 
greater part of them, should sett downe how many dayes worke 
would be equall for each man to doe, and what money such should 
contribute beside their worke as were of greater abilities, and had 
fewer servants, that there with provision of tooles and other 
necessaryes might bee made, and some recompence given to such 
of the poorer sort as should be found to bee overburdened with their 
fourteene dayes worke ; and M'. John Cogan is Chosen treasurer, 
and M^ William Dyer, clarke, for the furtherance of this worke. 
The Worke also is to be gone in hand with soe soone as Weather 
will permitt in regard that the Ingineere, M^ Lj'on Garner, w^ho 
doth soe freely offer his help thereunto hath but a short time of 
stay. 

Money lent to this worke : By the Deputy, £5 ; by M^ Vane, £5 ; 
by M^ Winthrop, £5 ; M''. Coddington, £5 ; M^ Winthrop, Junr., 
£5 ; M"". Kayne, £5 ; M"". Hutchinson, £5 ; M^ Cogan, £5 ; M^ 
01l3-ver, and Tho. Leveritt, £5 ; M'. Cogeshall, and M'. Harding, 
£5. Fort hill. 

The 19th of the 12th moneth, called February, 1635. 

At a generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Imprymis : M"'. William Hutchinson, M"'. William Colborne and 
M'. William Brenton are chosen to serve for Comittves ; M"'. John 
Cogan and M'. William Aspinell to serve on the grand Jury, and 
Richard Fairebancke, Wm. Hudson and James Pennj'man to serve 
of the pettie Jury. 

The 27th of the last moneth, called Februar}', 1635. 

Att a meeting upon pr3-vate Warning it was agreed that there 
sbalbe a AVatch taken up and gone round with from the 1 of 2d 
month next, for the summertime, from sunne sett an houre after the 
beating of the drumbe, upon penaltie for every one wanting therein 
12d. for every night. 

The 14 of the 1 moneth called March, 1636. 
Att a genrall meeting upon private warning. 
At this meeting it was agreed that M^ Tliomas Oliver, Thomas 



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Leveritt, M^ William Hutchinson, William Colborne, John Cog- 
geshall, John Sampford, Richard Tuttell, William Aspenall, 
William Brenton, William Balston, Jacob Ell3'ot and James Penne 
shall from this day oversee, looke unto and sett order for all the 
Allottments within us, and for all Comers in unto us, as also for 
all other the occasions and businesses of this Towne, excepting 
matters of Election for the Generall courte — and so from time to 
time to bee agreed upon and ordered by them, or the greater parte 
of them, for these next six monethes. 

And, whereas, att a Generall meeting the 14th of the 10th 
moneth last it was ordered that M^ William Colborne, M^ William 
Aspinnall, John Sampford, William Balstone and Richard Wright 
should bound out M''. William Coddingtons and Edmund Qiiinseys 
farmes att Mount Woollystone, and the same accordingl}- to bee 
entred in this booke ; now the said five persons have thus given in 
the bounds thereof, vizt., that M^ AVilson's lott shalbe the 
Northerly bound and the 8ea on the east part, with so much of the 
neck of land toward Nutt Hand unto the marked trees of the neck, 
and so to be compassed about on the south and west part as wee 
have marked it out by trees from place to place unto the dead 
swamp next M''. Wilson's, Excluding a parcell of marsh land in 
which there stands 3 homocks, with Pyue trees upon the south 
side of the marsh neare the water. 

[7.] The 21st of the Ist moneth, 1636. 

At a meeting of Thomas Ollyver, Thomas Leveritt, William 
Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sampford, 
William Bi-enton, William Balston and James Penne. 

Impr3'mis : At this da}- upon our viewe these former graunted Al- 
lotments were not built upon according to a former order made the 
30th of the 9th moneth last, and therefore that they are free to be 
otherwise disposed of, vizt., M^ Atherton Haulghes, Zackie Bos- 
worth, Richard Truesdayles, Richard Oakes, Nathaniell Wood- 
warde, Thomas Meakins the elder, andThomas Meakiusthe younger, 
M^ Greene's, M''. Mullyn's, Richard Walker's, John Palmer's, 
James Johnson's, Richard Brackett's, Thomas Blott's, Richard 
Tuttell's, Barnabie Dorryfall's, Thomas Savage's, Bush- 
nail's, M'. Woodwarde, M'. Stanley's, Roberte Houlton's, Anthou}- 
Harker's, Grigges, the Carpenter, and Richard Wrighte. 

Item : At this meeting it is ordered that all the fences belong- 
ing to the Corne feilde shall bee made sufficient before the 14th 
day of the next second moneth upon paj-ne of 5s. for every rodd 
defective, and they to bee overseene and looked unto thus, name!}', 
the feild towards Rocksberry bj' Jacob Ellyott and Jonathan 
Negoose, the fort feild b}' James Penn and Richard Gridley, the 
mylne feild by .John Button and Edward Bendall, and the new 
feild by John And ley and Thomas Fairewether. 

And it is agreed that the Cowes shall bee kept from the 1st of 
the 3d moneth next unto the last of the eight moneth. 

Item : It is ordered that none of the Inhabitants amongst us that 
have any milch cow shall keepe any goate upon the necke, nor 
that they that have onel}- goats shall keepe any but their milch 



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goats upon the necke, nor to keepe above f3've of them for an}- 
one houshohl, and all the rest to be sent away bj' the 1 of the 3d 
nioneth next. 

Item : That all gelt beast but those that are in present use for 
draughts, shall bee put of from of the necke before the said 1st 
day of the third moneth. 

Item : That noe Inhabitant amongst us shall keepe above twoe 
milch cowes on the necke ; and those that are more, to bee had a 
way before the said 1st day of the 3 moneth. 

item : That all hoggs shall bee putt of the necke or kept up 
from goeing abroad before the 2d day of the 2d moneth next, upon 
payne of tlie forfeyture of them to bee seized upon by John 
Sampson and William Balstone, halfe to the owner, and one 
quarter to the takers, and the other quarter for publique uses. 

The 9th of the 3d moneth, called May, 1636. 

Att a meeting on the da}- by Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspinall, William Brenton, William Balstone, James Penne. 

It was ordered that noe Townsmen shall entertaine any stran- 
gers into theire houses for above 14 dayes, without leave from those 
that are appointed to order the townes businesses. 

Item : It is ordered that AVilliam Aspinnall, William Brenton, 
William Balston, John Sampford and James Penne, or some foure 
of them shall lay out our Pastor M'. John Wilsons bounds and M'. 
William Hutchiusons att Mount Woollystone. 

Item : It is ordered that none shall keepe any victualling houses 
for the selling of wine, beare, cakes or any other kinde of victualls 
within this towne, but onely such as are allowed thereunto as 
Inkeepers. 

[8.] The 13th of the 3d moneth. May, 1636. 

Att a generall meetinge upon publique notice. 

Att this Assembly M^ AVilliam Hutchinson, M''. John Cogge- 
shall and M^ William Brenton are chosen for Deputyes or Com- 
mittees for the service of this next generall Court. 

The 6th of the 4th moneth, June, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, 
William Aspenall, Richard Tuttell, John Sampford and James 
Penne, 

It was agreed that there shalbe a sufficient foote way made 
from William Colbornes feilde end unto Samuell Wylebores feilde 
end next Iloxburie, by the Surveyors of the high wayes before the 
last of the next 5th month. 

Item : Wee finde that Richard Fairbanke hath sould unto twoe 
straingers the twoe houses in Sudbury end that were William 
Balslones, contrary to a former order, and therefore the sayle to 
bee voyd, and the said Richard Fairbancke to forfeite for his 
breaking thereof, xls. 

Item : Wee finde that Isaacke Cullymore Carpenter hath sould 



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bis house unto a strainger, contrary to tlie same order, and 
therfore the sa3'le thereof to bee voyd, and the said Isaacke Cully- 
more to forfeite for his breaking thereof, xl s. 

The 20th of the 4th moneth, 1636. 

Att a neeting this day before Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspenall, William Brenton, John Sanipford, William Balston and 
James Penne, it was agreed that M^ Ovv^-n Roe, of London, having 
a house and towns lott amongst us and certaine cattell, shall have 
layd out for him 200 acres of ground att Mount Woollystone for 
the present releife of his cattell, and for him to inioy whenas he 
shalbecome an Inhabitant amongst us, and not otherwise to bee 
sett out by William Aspenall, William Brenton, William Balston, 
John Sampford and James Penne, or some foure of them. 

The loth of the 6th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sampford, Richard Tuttell, William Balstone and James Penne, 
It was ordered that John Sampford and William Hudson shalbe 
Water baylies to see that noe annoying things eyther by fish. 
Wood or stone, or other such like things, be left or layd about the 
sea shore, upon the forfeyture sett downe in former orders made 
the 1st of the 7th moneth, 1634. 

[9.] The 22d of the 6th moneth, August, 1636. 

Att a generall meeting upon this day. 

Att this Assembly M"'. Wilyam Hutchinson, M^ John Cogge- 
shall and M'. William Brenton are Chosen for Deputyes or 
Comittyes for the service of this next generall Court. 

Att this Assembly M^ John Newgate is chosen for one of the 
Constables within this towne for one whole yeare, and hath taken 
his oath accordingly. 

The 16 of the 7th moneth, September, 1636. 

Att a generaU meeting upon this day. 

Att this assembly M''. Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, M^ 
William Hutchinson, M'. Robte Keayne, M'. John Newgate, M'. 
William Coulborne, M'. John Coggeshall, M^ John Sampford, M'. 
William Brenton and M^ William Balstone are, with generall con- 
sent, chosen for these next sixe monthes to oversee and sett order 
for all allottments belonging to this towne, and for all other occa- 
sions and businesses of the same (excepting matters of Election 
for the Generall Corte) from time to time, to bee agreed upon and 
ordered by them or the greater part of them. 

Item : At this Assembly it was agreed upon by common vote and 
by lifting up of hands that the 565 acrs as they are described in a 
mapp, and which were formerly' purchased at Mount Wooll^ystone 
by our Pastor, M^ John Wilson, with the consent of this towne, 
partly of M'. Pincheon, partly of M^ Woolcott, partly of M'. Smyth 
(or at least his Tytle utterly' silenced) and partly of the Indyans 



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should bee, and is the Allotment of the said John Wilson there, 
together with the lande there in Controversie betwixt Dorchester 
and Boston, if the Court adiudge them to Boston. 

The 26 of the 7th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this da_y before Thomas Oljver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robte Kea,yne, Jolni Newgate, William Coul- 
borne, John Coggesliall, John iSampford and William Balstone, it 
was founde that William Hudson hath sould an housplott and 
garden unto one William Mawer, a strainger, without the consent 
of the appointed Allotters, contrarie to a former order, xx s. 

Also that William Aspenall hath sold a housplott and a garden 
unto one M'. Tinge, contrarie to the same order 2 U. 

Item : That in like sort M'. Samuell Cole hath sold an Allotment 
unto one M'. Greenfield, and is to forfett for the breaking of the 
order iii li. 

The 4th of the 8th moneth, October, 1636. 

Att a meeting this da}' before Tliomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robte Keayne, John Newgate, John Cogges- 
hall, William Brenton and William Balston, it was agreed and 
ordered that from this day there shall noe house at all be built in 
this towne neere unto any of the streets or laynes therein, but with 
the advise and consent of the overseers of the townes occasions for 
the avoyding of disorderly building to the inconvenience of streets 
and laynes, and for the more comely and Commodious ordering of 
them upon the forfeyture for every house built Contrarie to this 
order, of such some as the ouerseers shall see fitting, under the 
sume of X li. 

[10.] The 17 of the 8th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton and John 
Sampford, it was ordered by them that all the timber in the mar- 
kett place shalbe taken away before the next meeting daj", which 
is to be on the 1 day of the next moneth, upon the forfeyture of 
such timber as shalbe there then found, and that noe more timber 
shalbe thither brought upon the forfeyture thereof, and the markett 
place to be gotten cleane and cleare dressed by that time by Wil- 
liam Brenton and John Sampford, upon theire forfeyture of x s. 
in default thereof, and the sawe pitte gotten filled. 

Item : It is ordered that John Gallop shall remove his payles at 
his yarde ende within 14 dayes, and to rainge them even with the cor- 
ner of his house, for the preserving of the way upon the Sea 
Bancke. 

Item : That William Wilkes, Isaack Cullymore, Henry Lynne, 
and M'. Greensymth shall raynge theire payle upon each of their 
grounds streight from the corner of William Wilkes his house, or 
from the upper poast of his garding gap, and to preserve a path 
way, of a Rod breadth, betweene payle and payle, betweene this 
and the 1 of the next 2d moneth, and soe to gue all along unto 
John Pemberton's house in the same raynge. 



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Also that there shalbe a streete wa}' betweene Heniy Lynn and 
M^ Samuell Coles' ground, to runne up from the water syde to the 
next great crosse streete 1 Rod and halfe broad. 

Also another layne to goe up from the water side by John 
Gallo[)'s, a pole breadth, unto the same crosse wax-. 

Also anotlier layne to be left to goe from the water side up the 
balke or meare that goes up from the end of John Mylam's house, 
next William Aspenall's ground, and to goe along to the M^dne 
Cove a Rod and a halle broade. 

Item : That the streete wa}- from the gates next James Everill's 
towards ye niylne is to runne streight along in an even 13'ne to 
John Pemberton's house, and to raynge betweene Thomas Marshall's 
house and Serg^'ant Savage's house, and to be within the streete, 
betweene payle and payle, on eyther S3'de 2 pole bredth. 

Also that there shalbe a layne to goe from Cove to Cove, 
betweene Thomas Paynter and Thomas Marshall, 1 pole and a 
halfe betweene payle and payle in bredth. 

The 1st of the 9th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
"William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, William Coulborne, John 
Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sampford, and William Bal- 
stone, it is ordered that all the feild fence shalbe made sufficient 
with duble rayle and payle before the first of the next second 
moneth, upon the forfeiture of those planting grounds that are not 
soe fenced, or else to pa}^ for every rodd then undone, x s. 

The 15th of the same. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar. Thomas Leavitt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Samford, William Brenton, and 
William Balstone, William Hudson hath payd into the hands of 
M^ Robert Keayne, v s. ; William Aspenall, xxv s. ; and Samuell 
Cole, XX s., for theire forfeyture upon their houses selling contrary 
to a former Order. 

Also at this meeting Richard Fairebanck is Chosen for our 
Hog Reeve, according to order of Court. 

Also it Avas agreed that our Teacher, M^ John Cotton, shall 
have unto his lott, at Muddy Ryvar, all the ground 13'ing betweene 
the twoe brooks next to William Colborne's allottment there, and 
soe to the other end unto shortest overcut beyond the hill towards the 
north west. 

[11.] The 28th of the 9th moneth, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day before Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John 
Sampford, and William Balstone, it is ordered and agreed that 
Robte Harding shall remove the little house in his yard, and take 
it away from thence before the 1 of the next 3d moneth. 

Also it is agreed that the Inhabitants whoe doe want wood 
shall take liberty to gett for their use at Deare Island, soe as that 



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the}^ present!}' take and carn'e away what they doe gett, and what- 
soeA-er they leave felled there to be at libert}' for others to take 
away. 

The 3d day of the 10th moneth, 1636, December. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice, M''. John Cogge- 
shall, M'. William Coulborne, and M^ William Brenton are chosen 
for Deputyes or Comittees for the service of this next Generall 
Court. 

Also these 8 are chosen to Consider of Mount Woolistone busi- 
nesse, and for the ripening thereof how there may bee a Towne 
and Church there, with the consent of this Towne's Inhabitants, viz. : 
The Governor, the Deputy Governor, M'. Ollyvar, M^ Kea^-ne, 
M'. Newgate, M'. Coulborne, M'. Coggeshall, and M^ Brenton. 

The 12th of the same 10th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Robert Keaj-ne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sanford, and 
William Balstone, it is agreed that Edward Belchar, William Tal- 
mage, Thomas Snowe, and William Deninge, and John Arratt, the 
servants of Wilham Brenton, shall have their great Allottments at 
Muddy River, and also our brother Robert Hull and Thomas 
Wheelar. 

Also it is agreed that not above one dwelling house shalbe built 
upon any one lott without the consent of the Townes overseers. 

The 26th of the same 10th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sanford and 
William Balstone, it is agreed Thomas Mount shall have leave to 
fence in a peece of the marsh before his house, for the makeing of 
brick in, at the pleasure of the overseers of the towne, and at 
theire appointment to lay it open againe. 

The 9th of 11th moneth, called January, 1636. 

Att a meeting this daj', of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, William 
Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, John Sanford and 
William Balstone, it is agreed,' that the Captaine Underbill shall 
have a great Allottment of 80 acrs of Upland, and 20 acrs of 
marsh ground, in the most convenient place, after the laying out 
of the former graunted Allotments att Mudd}' Ryvar. 

Also, that our brother, John Ollyvar, shall have his greate 
Allotment of fort}- acrs att Pullen poynt. 

And, Whereas, at a generall meeting the 4th of the 11th month, 
1635, it was ordered that M'. William Coddington, M'. William 
Coulborne, William Aspinaull, Edmund Quinsey, and John San- 
ford, should lay out M^ William Hutchinson, a sufficient farme at 
Mount Woollystone, at their discretions ; now the said five persons 
have, at this day under their hands, thus given in the laying out 



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thereof, viz., they have assigned unto him six hundred acrs of 
ground, lying betwixt Dorchester bounds and Mount Woollistone 
ryver, from the back side of M"". Coddington's and M^ Wilson's 
farmes, up into the Countr}', and if there be not sufficient meddow 
ground within his lott to have such competent meddow assigned to 
him as we shall thinke fittinge. 

[13.] The 9th of the 11th month, 1636. 

It was further agreed, that our brother, Isaac Grosse, shall 
have a great Allotment at Muddy River. 

And our brother, Hugh Gunnyson, at Mount Woollystone for 3 
heads. J\ 

Also, it was graunted to our brother, M^ William Brenton, that 
in leiwe of his allottment at Hogg Hand, he shall have twent}^ acrs 
more added unto his allottment at PuUen Poynt necke. 

And that our brother, M^ Edward Gibbon, shall have an Allott- 
ment of fourescore acrs att PuUen Poj^nt, if it be there to be had. 

And that our brother, John Olj'var, shall have an allottment 
of fiftie acrs there, and that rayther in regard of his father's resign- 
ing his right at Hog Island to the Towne. 

The 23 of the same 11 moneth. 

Att an assembl}' this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate, AVill^-ara 
Colbourne, John Coggeshall, John Samford and WilTyam Brenton, 

it was agreed, that Bushnall, widdow, George Harwood 

and John Lowe, the wheelwright, shall have house lotts and gardens 
upon the usual Condition of inoffensive Carryage. 

The 7th of the 12th month, called February, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Leveritt, William Hutchinson, 
Robert Keayne, John Newgate, Johu Coggeshall, John Sanford, 
Willyam Brenton and Willyam Balstone, it was agreed, that our 
brother, Thomas Alcock, shall have his great lott la^'d out at 
Muddy River. 

The 20th of the 12th moneth, called February, 1636. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Robert Keayne, John Newgate^ Will3'am 
Coidi)orne, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, Willyam Brenton and 
Willyam Balstone, it is agreed that our Brother, M^ John Wheele- 
wright, shall have an Allottment of twoe hundred and fiftie acrs 
layd out for him att Mount Woollystone, where may be most Con- 
venient, without prejudice, to setting up of a towne there ; to be layd 
out b}' M^ Coddington and our brother Wright. 

Also that our brother, Willyam Wardall, Willj^am Coale and 
Sampson Shelton, shall have, each of them, two acrs a peece layd 
out at the Mount onel}' for their present planting, and to bee left 
by them att the discretion of the Allotters thereof allowing them 
such of their costs about them as then may be fitting. 

Also that Nicholys Needham shall have the like Allowed unto 
him there. 



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Also that our brother, Thomas Savage, shall have seaven acrs 
of the marsh ground att Muddy Ryver la3'd him out, for the keep- 
ing of his Cattle (being in number five) by our brother, William 
Coulborne and others. 

Also that Thomas Joyes shall have leave to bu^'e a peece of 
ground of our brother Robert Turner, and to have it upon the 
usuall Condition of inoffensive Carryage. 

The 6th of the 1st moneth, called March, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day, of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas LeverLtt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, John Newgate, Willyam Coulborne, John 
Coggeshall, William Brenton and William Balstone, it is agreed 
that Thomas Scottoe, the sonne of our sister Thomasine Scottoe, 
shall have leave to build an house in his mother's ground, rancking 
it in order with the Consent of the Townes Overseers. 

Also that our Brother Wilh'am Balstone, shall have the rema3'n- 
ing swampe on the backside of M^ Coddington's swampe onto the 
Widdow Burtons corner payle, leaving out twoe rodde and a halfe 
for eyther of the high wa3'es that are against it, the one being the 
way to the mylne, and the other to the Cove next unto M'. Cod- 
dingtons. 

The 20th of the same moneth, 1637. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Publique notice. 

Att this meeting M^ Tliomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, M^ 
Willyam Hutchinson, M^ Willyam Coulborne, M^ John Coggeshall, 
M''. Robert Harding, M'. John Sanford, M'. Willyam Brenton, M^ 
Willyam Balstone, James Penne and Jacob Ell^'ot, are, with 
Generall Consent, Chosen for these next six monethes to oversee 
and sett order for the townes occasions as formerly hath beene. 

Also Thomas Grubbe and Jonathan Negoose are Chosen Sur- 
ve3'ors for the high wa3'es towards Roxbur3', and Thomas Marshall 
and John Button for the high wayes to the Milne for this next 
3"eare. 

[13.] The 21st of the 1st moneth, called March, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, William Coulborne^ John Coggeshall, Robert 
Harding, John Sanford, Willyam Balston, and James Penne, it 
was agreed that our brother James Penn3'man shall have leave for 
this yeare to mowe that part of the marsh on the necke neare unto 
his garding which he hath vvontedl3' mowen. 

The 3d of the 2d moneth, called April, 1637. 

Att a meeting this dav of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, James Penne and Jacob Ellyott, It was agreed that our 
brother Alexander Winchester shall have a garding plottnext unto 
our brctherenn William D3'neley and William Wilsons theire garden 
plotts upon like condition with them of building houses therein 
when they shall come to lye in a streete way. 

Whereas at a former meeting it was agreed that M^ Willyam 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 17 

Coddington and our brother Richard Wright should lay out our 
brother M'. John Wheelewright his Allotment of 250 acrs att 
MouDt Woollystone, now they have brought in the laying out there- 
of thus, vizt., 40 acrs thereof in the sunke marsh lying south and 
by east of the lands of the said Willy am Coddington, 5 acrs for 
bis house lott and 205 acrs at the end of it running with one side 
of the first lott and the lyne of 20 acrs of the planting ground 
allotted to be extended into the countrye till his full proportion of 
205 acrs between those two lynes be runned out. 

Also it is agreed that Stephen Kinsley, labourer, shall have a 
house plott next unto our brother Alexander Winchester his garden 
plott. 

The 17th of the 2d moneth, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Leveritt, Willyam Hutchin- 
son, Willy am Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, Willyam 
Brenton, James Penne and Jakob EUyot, it is agreed that all the 
feild fences and gates shalbe made up and forthwith looked unto 
by Sergeant Hutchinson and Richard Gridley for the fort feild, by 
John Button, James Everill and Isaack Groose for the mylne 
feild and new feild, and by Willyam Coulborne and Jacob Ell^-ott 
for the feild next Roxburie. 

Also, that Richard Sherman's wife shall have a house plott next 
unto Stephen Kinsley's house plott, or M^ Danyell Maud's garding 
plott there. 

Also, that M^ Danyell Mawde, schoolemaster, shall have a gar- 
den plott next unto Stephen Kinsley's house-plott upon like 
Condition of building thereon if neede bee. 

The 29th of the same moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ollyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, Willyam Brenton, William Balstone, James Penn' and 
Jacob Ellyot, it was granted that our brother Edmund Hutchinson 
shall have a garding plott layd out at the south end of JVP. Robert 
Kea3-ne's great garding. 

Also, it is ordered that the feild fences at Muddy Ryver shalbe 
made sufficient before the 7th day of the next third moneth by 
equall proportion of acrs upon the Planters thereupon, in default 
of xij d. for ever}^ acre then undone. 

The 13th of 3d moneth called May, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Robert 
Harding, John Sanford, Willyam Brenton, Willyam Balstone and 
James Penne, it is ordered that the fould keeper shall have for 
ever}' trespassinge beast or horse that he fetcheth to 3'e fould iiii d. 
and for ever}' trespassing Calfe, goat or hogg fetcheth unto the 
fould ii d. ; for every one brought unto the fould by any other, i d. 

Item : It is agreed that whosoever else shall bring any trespass- 
ing Cattell to the fould they shall have for every great beast and 
horse so brought, iii d. and of every calf, goate and swine so 



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brought, i d., and that there shalbe paid for every fould breach, vs. 
or rescuing of an}'. 

Item : It is agreed that Richard Fairebancke shalbe the fold 
keeper for the residue of this our half yeare time. 

[14.] The 18th day of the 3d moneth. May, 1637. 

Att a generall meeting upon publique notice, M^ Henry Vane, 
M^ Willyani Coddington, and M'. Atherton Haulgh, are chosen 
for the service of this Generall Corte as Deputyes or Comittees. 

The 19th of the same moneth. 

Att a generall meeting upon pry vate and particular Warning from 
house to house and by Reason of the Courts refusall of the former 
Choyse, M'. Henry Vane, Esq., M"". Willyam Coddington and M'. 
Atherdon Haulgh are now againe Chosen deputj'es or Comittees for 
the service of the present Generall Courte, and that upon Warrant 
to Us from the Courte for a new Choyse. 

The 2d of the 4th moneth, June, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Leveritt, William Hutchinson, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John Stanford, William 
Brenton, William Balston and James Penne, It is agreed that James 
Penn3-man shall have the Hilsteade and the marsh ground under it 
as it shalbe measured and bounded out at Charles Ry ver, He allow- 
ing out of his Allottment at Mount Woollystone seaven acrs for 
five. 

Also, that Thomas Flint hath allotted unto him 24 acrs of the 
marsh ground at the mouth of Muddy River, and there to be layd 
out for him. 

Also, it is agreed that Richard Fairebancke shall have leave for 
this summer tyme to mow the marsh that is agains this acr of plant- 
ing ground in the Newfeild, as he hath formerl}' mowne it. 

The 12th of the 4th moneth, June, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ol3'var, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Robte 
Harding, Willyam Brenton, Will^'am Balstone, James Penne and 
Jacob Ellyott, George AVoodward, sopeboylar, was found a delin- 
quent for an unlawful! entry upon some of the Towne's ground and 
for digging holes and annoying the high Way with stinking fish to 
the forfeiturs of £iii vi s. viii d. 

Att this meeting it was brought in that M^ Willyam Peirce hath 
an hundred acrs of upland and marsh ground layd out for him at 
Pullenpoint necke. 

Also M'. Edward Gibbon hath fourescore acrs of upland and 
marsh ground layd him out there. 

Also John Olyvar hath his fiftye acrs of upland and marsh 
ground layd him out there. 

Also M^ William Brenton had threescore and foure acrs of 
upland and marsh ground la3-d him out there, and a hundred acrs 
on the otherside of M^ Aspenalls. 

Also Edward Bayts hath foureteene acrs of upland and marsh 
gi'ound layd him out there. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 19 

Also George Ruggle hath graunted unto him a housplott and gai-- 
densteade to be layd out neere unto the new mjdne b}' our brother 
Coulborne and some other of the company. 

The 1 of the 5th moneth, July, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olj^var, Thomas Leveritt, 
"Willyam Hutchinson, Willyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Rob- 
ert Harding, AVillyam Brenton, Willyam Balston, James Penne and 
Jacob EUyott, there was granted to our brother Ralph Hudson a 
garding plott at the end of Thomas Mekins garden plott. 

Also a house and garden plott graunted to our brother Sammuell 
Wilbore att the side of Barnabie Dorryfalls housplott and garden. 

The 16th of the same 5th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Hutchinson, AVillyam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Rob- 
ert Harding, John Samford, William Brenton, James Penne and 
Jakob EUyott, there was graunted unto Jacob EU^'ott the little 
marsli lying against Charles Ryver with a little hill of upland 
ground neere the middst therof, and compast on three sydes with 
highland ground, allowing out of his Allotment att mount Woolly- 
stone seaven acrs for five. The which he afterwards allowed, and it 
layd out for parte of his brother Francis EUj'otts Allotment at the 
Mount. 

[15.] The 7th of the 6 moneth, August, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balston and James Penne, leave is granted to 

Richard Fairbank to sell his shopp to Saunders, a booke- 

bynder. 

The 28 of the same 6th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, John Coggeshall, John Sanford, James Penn, 
William Balston and Jacob EUyott, it is agreed that Richard Hull 
Carpenter shall have liberty to sell his house and ground neere 
John Galloppe unto Phillip Sherman, of Roxbury. 

Also it is agreed that M'. Willyam Hutchinson shall have leave 
for this present summer to mow the little meaddowe at the head of 
Monitycott Rjvar, and to be Considered of for further inioying 
of it. 

The 25th of the 7th moneth, September, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olj^var, Thomas Leveritt, 
WiUiam Hutchinson, WiUiam Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balstone and James Penne, it is agreed that M''. 
Thomas Makepeace shall have a houseplott and garding place. 

Also that our Brother Edward Dennys shall have a housplott 
and garding stead towards the New mjdne. 

Also our Brother Richard Wayte to have the like thereabouts. 

Also Robert Gillam, marrj-ner, hath leave to buy a houseplott 
where he can. 



20 City Document No. 46. 

Also leave is granted to Heniy "VYebbe to buy the house whereiu 
he now dwelleth, and to have a garding plott where ma}' be most 
Convenient for him. 

Also there is a garding plott granted to our brother James Penne 
for to lay to the house that was Widdowe Shelley's, to be layd out 
among the garden plotts towards the new mylne. 

Also there is granted to our Brother Valentine Hill a garding 
plott there. 

Also there is granted to our brother William Cheesbrough shall 
have 2 rodd and a halfe square of the marsh next unto M'. Belling- 
hanis Woodyard for to build upon. 

Also there is granted to John Lowe, Wheelewright, 2 rodd and 
a halfe square of the same marsh next unto our brother Cheesbrough 
for a house plott and 3'ard roome. 

Also there is granted to our brother "William Hudson a foote and 
a halfe to come into the streete way for the setting up of his new 
building towards the sea syde where he dwelleth. 

The 16 of the 8th moneth, October, 1637. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique notice. 

M'. Willyam Coddington, M'. John Coggeshall and M'. William 
Aspenall are Chosen as Deputies or Comittees for this next 
generall Cort. 

Also at this meeting M'. Ol3'var, M^ Leveritt, M^ William 
Hutchinson, M". William Coulborne, M^ John Coggeshall, M'. 
William Aspenall, M"". John Sanford, M"". Robte Harding, Ancient* 
Balston, James Penn and Jacob Ellyott are Chosen as formerly 
for the Occasions of this towne for these next six months, and so 
until new ones be made choise of, and their charges at theire meet- 
ings to be borne by the towne in generall. 

Also at this meeting, M'. Raph Hudson and Edward Bendall are 
chosen Cunstables of this towne for this next yeare. 

[16.] The 30th of the 8th moneth, called October, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, 
William Aspenall, John Samford, Robte Hardinge, William Bal- 
ston, James Penne, and Jacob Ellyott : our brother Valentine 
Hill hath his great Allotment granted him att PuUen Point, to the 
number of 60 acrs, if it be there to be had. 

Also there is graunted to our brother John Hansett a great Lott 
att the Mount, for 3 heads, yea, even for three heads. 

The 6th of the 9th moneth, November, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day, upon particular notice, the Freemen 
have, upon further Consideracon, by Warrant from the generall 
Court, instead of M^ John Coggeshell and M'. William Aspenall, 
Chosen M'. William Coulborne and John Olyvar, to be ioyned with 
M". William Coddington for deput^'es or Comittees for this present 
generall Court. 

* This name is very indistinct. Mr. Morso transoiibed it as Amerioent. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 21 

The 13th of the 9th month, November, 1637. 

At a meeting this da}' of Thomas Ol^'var, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, AVilliam 
Aspenall, John Sanford, Robte Harding, William Balstone, James 
Peuue and Jacob Ellyott, our brother, John Ol^'var, hath granted 
unto him a peice of marsh adioyning to M''. Ting's ditch, eighteene 
pace in bredth to the outside of his fence from his garding, and to 
the high way next the beach. 

Also thei-e is granted to the Governor, M'. John Winthropp, the 
twoe hills next Pullen Point, with some barren marsh adioyning 
thereunto. Provided it be noe hindrance to the towues setting up a 
Ware in Fisher's Creek, or fishing for Basse there. 

Also there is granted to our Brother Samuell Wilbore foure 
rodde in length of the marsh towards the sea shore, and 3 rodd in 
depth next unto John Lowe his grant there. 

Also there is granted to Brother Thomas Marshall one rodd in 
depth of the same marsh next unto the ground he hath there. 

The 4th of the 10th moneth, called December, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, Robte Harding, William Balston, James Penne, and 
Jacob Ellyott, there was graunted to John Bibbles a house plotfc 
next unto Richard Woodhowses. 

Also it is agreed that M'. Atherton Haulgh shall have all the 
neck of land (as yet not layd out) Joyning to M^ William Cod- 
dington, and the rest of the Brethren's meadow Lotte there, and to 
have it made up seaven hundred Acrs upon the maineland, fiftie 
Acrs thereof to be in the little meadow where M'. William Hutch- 
inson had hay mown this last yeare ; and if the meadow exceed 
not threescore acrs, then is M'. Haulgh to have the whole meadow, 
and it is left to his choyse to beginne for the rest, either at the 
little meadow, and so to come downwards to the Brethren's Lott of 
7 Acrs upon a head, or to begin from their Lotte, and so up to the 
meadow all upon the south side of the stony brooke, and for the 
Rockie ground therein to have allowance, as the Brethren have 
unto their Rockie ground there, and to have Commonage, as the 
Brethren have there. And if the said meadow doe exceed three- 
score Acrs, then is M^ Haulgh to have his fiftie Acrs therein where 
he pleaseth, taking it alltogether at which end thereof he will. 

The 28 day of the 8th moneth, called October, 1637. 

Furthermore, at a meeting of M"". Thomas Olyvar, Thomas 
Leveritt, M'. Willyam Colbron, M"". Robert Keayne, Captain 
Edward Gibon, M^ William Ting, Jacob El3'ott and M"". John 
Cogan, It was fully agreed off and Concluded betweene the said 
Townsmen and on the Towne's behalfe on the one part, and the 
said M'. Atherton Haulgh on the other part, that M"". Haulgh shall 
relinquish all Clame unto all the land commonly Called the Cap- 
taine's Plaine, lying over against the southerne end of the 2d 
Company of Lotts at Mount Wooliston and being on the West 
side of the fresh brooke, bounded towards the North and East by 



22 City Docuivient No. 46. 

the said fresh brooke runninge out of a swamp in the middest of 
the plaine neere adio3'niug unto the said fresh brooke, towards the 
West b}' the marked trees : In consideration of which the men 
Chosen on the Towne's behalf afforesaid doe grant and agree that 
the said M'. Haulgh shall have with all Convenient speede meas- 
ured out unto him as much land in quanlitj" as the plaine bounded 
as aftbresaid contejneth in it, and 50 Acrs overplus to adio^'ne 
unto the southei'nmost side of land allred}^ layd out to him to h'e 
all along a lyne allredy sett out, extending about 500 Rodds in 
length, and to be of equall breadth from the said lyne in all places 
as much as the quantity granted to him (whatsoever it be) shall 
require. 

[17.] The 18th day of the 10th moneth. called December, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Wm. Hutchinson, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William 
Aspenall, John Sanford, William Balston, James Penne and 
Jacob Ellyott, it is agreed that John Woodward and Robte Wood- 
ward, the sonnes of Nathaniell Woodward, shall have housplotts 
allotted them. 

Also, it is agreed that Edward Bendall shall keepe a suflicient 
ferry boate to carry to Noddles Island and to the shipps ryding 
before the towne, taking for a single person iid., and for twoe 3 d., 
and if there be more i d. a peece. 

The 8th of the 11th moneth, called January, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Leveritt, William Hutchin- 
son, William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, William Aspenall, 
John Sanford, Robte Harding, William Balstone, James Penne 
and Jacob Ellyott, it is agreed that John Martyn, shipcarpenter, 
shall have a housplott. 

Also, that Thomas Pettit, having served with our brother, 
Olyvar Mellowes, this three years and a halfe, shall have a hous- 
plott granted unto him towards the new mylne. 

Also, that Erasmus Bullecke, having beene this 5 years in 
towne, shall have leave for a housplott. 

Also, it is agreed that Richard Fairbancke shall have leave for 
this next summer tyme to mowe the marsh ground that is against 
his acre of planting ground in the newfeild as he hath formerly 
mowen it. 

Also, whereas att a Generall Meeting the 14th of the 10th 
moneth, 1635, it Was by generall Consent agreed upon for the 
laying out of great Allotments unto the then Inhabitants, the 
same are now brought in bounded as followeth : — 

1. Imprymis : Edward Browne, eight acrs: bounded on the 
southwest with M'. Willjam Coulborne, on the North West with 
Richard Bulgar, and on the south East with Muddy River, and 
North East with Beniamyn Ward. 

2. Beniamyn Ward, twelve acrs : bounded on the South West 
with Edward Browne, on tlie North West with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the South East with Muddy River, and on the North East 
with John Cramme. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 23 

3. John Cramme, sixteene acrs : bounded on the south-West 
with Beniamin Ward, on the North East with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the south East with Mudd}' River, and on the North West 
with Robert Houlton. 

4. Robert Houlton, sixteene acrs : bounded on the south West 
with John Craninie, on North AVest with the Cedar swamp, and 
on the south East with Muddy River, and on the North East with 
Jarrat Bourne. 

5. Jarrat Bourne, eight acrs : bounded on the South West with 
Robert Houlton, on the North West with the Cedar swamp, and 
on the South East with Muddy River, and on the North East with 
John Bigge. 

6. John Bigge, eight acrs: bounded on the South West with 
Jarrett Bourne, on the North East and South East with Muddy 
River Marsh, and on the North West with William Beamsley. 

7. William Beamsley, sixteene acrs : bounded on the South 
East with John Bigge, on the South West with the Cedar swamp, 
and on the North East with Muddy ryver marsh, and on North 
West with Thomasyn Scottua, Widdow. 

8. Thomasyn Scottua, Widdow, sixteene acrs : bounded on the 
South East with William Beamsley, on the South West with the 
Cedar swamp, and on the North East with Muddy River Marsh, 
and on the North West on Alexander Becke. 

9. Alexander Becke eight acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Thomasyn Scottua, Widdow, on the South West with the 
Cedar Swampe, and on the North East with Muddy River marsh, 
and on the North West with Raphe Route, laborer. 

10. Raphe Route, twelve acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Alexander Becke, on the North East with a little marsh at the 
mouth of Charles Ryver, and on the * Robert Reade on the North 
West. 

11. Robert Reade, eight acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Raphe Route, and the said little marsh on the North East, with 
Charles River ruuing from thence towards the south West, a 
quarter of a myle in length, towards the Surve3'ors marke, and on 
Mathew Ines on the Northwest. 

12. Mathew Ines, eight acrs: bounded on the south East with 
Robert Reade, on the North East with Charles River, of the same 
length towards the South West, and on Anthony Hawker on the 
North West. 

[18.] 13. Anthony Hawker, eight acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Mathew Ines, on the North East with Charles River, and 
of the same length to the South West, and on John Pemmerton on 
the Northwest. 

14. John Pemmerton, eight acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Anthon}' Harker, on North East with Charles River, and of 
the same length to the South West, and on George Griggs on the 
North West. 

15. George Griggs, twentie and eight acrs: bounded on the 
South East with John Pemmerton, on the North East with Charles 

* Evidently an omission here in the original. 



24 City Document No. 46. 

R^'ver, and of the same length to the South "West, and on James 
Fitch and Richard Fitch on the Northwest, 

16. James Fitch and Richard Fitch, sixteeue acrs : bounded on 
the South East with George Griggs and Edmund Jackson, on the 
North East witli Charles River and on the North West with 
Watertowne, and on Anne Ormesby, Widdow, on the Southwest. 

17. Anne Ormesby, Widdow, eight acrs : bounded on the South 
East side, and on both ends, with the Cedar Swamp, and on 
Nathaniell Woodward the elder on the South West. 

18. Nathaniell Woodward the elder, twenty and eight acrs : 
bounded on the South East with Anne Ormesby, Widdow, on the 
North East with the Cedar swamp, the South East side extending 
60 rodd and the North West side 80 Rodd towards the Southwest. 

19. James Johnson, eight acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Nathaniell Woodward, being 80 Rodd in length, and on Nathaniell 
Heaton to the Northwest. 

20. Nathaniell Heaton, twenty acrs: bounded on the South 
East with James Johnson, being 80 Rodd in length, and on 
Edmund Jackson to the Northwest. 

21. Edmund Jackson, eight acrs : bounded on the South East 
witb Nathaniell Heaton, and of the same length towards the North 
East, and on the North West with James Fitch and Richard Fitch, 
and on the Southwest with a Swamp. 

22. Richard Bulgar, twenty acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Edward Browne, and on M'. William Coulborne, on the 
North East with the Cedar Swamp and Nathaniell Woodward, the 
North West side being 80 Rodd in length. 

23. Elizabeth Purton, Widdow, eight acrs : bounded on the 
South East with Richard Bulgar, and of the same length towards 
the South West and North East, and on William Salter towards 
the North West. 

24. William Salter, eight acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Widdowe Purton, of the same length to the South West and 
North East, and on William Wilson to the North West. 

25. William Wilson, twelve acrs : bounded on the South East 
with William Salter, and of the same length to the Southwest 
and North East, and on William Townsend to the Northwest. 

26. William Townsend, eight acrs : bounded to the South 
East with William Wilson, on the Northwest with a Swamp by 
M^ John Coggeshall's Wigwam and William Dyneley. 

27. William Dyneley, foure and twent}- acrs : bounded on the 
South East with William Townsend, and on the North East bj' 
the said Swamp, extending to the southwest about 40 Rodd in 
length, and on Richard Tappin to the Northwest. 

28. Richard Tappin, foure and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South East with William Dyneley, and on the North East with the 
said Swamp, extending to the South West about 40 Rodd in 
length, and on the North West by Newtowne, a small peece of 
land lying betweene. 

29. Francis Bushnall, foure and twenty acrs, lying in the forme 
of a Tryangle : bounded on the South with M^ William Coulbornp, 
and on the North East with Richard Bulgar, Widdow Purton and 
William Salter, and on Henry Elkyn to the Northwest. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 25 

30. Heniy Elkj-n, eight acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Francis Bushnall, and on the South west with M^ Willy am Coul- 
borne, being about 70 Rodd in length and on Richard Fairbancke 
to the North west. 

31. Richard Fairbancke, three and twenty acrs : bounded on 
the South East with Henry Elkyn, and on the South end partly 
with M'. Willyam Coulborne, being 80 Rodd in length on the 
Northwest syde. 

[19.] 32. John Mj'lara, fourteene acrs : bounded on the 
South F^ast with Richard Fairbancke, being 80 Rodd in length to 
the South West and North East, and on Robte Walker to the 
North West. 

33. Robte Walker, fourteene acrs : bounded on the South East 
with John My lam, on the Northwest Avith James Davisse, and a 
fresh marsh by Newtowne, being 80 Rodd in length to the South- 
west and North East. 

34. James Davisse, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Robte Walker, on the North East with the said fresh marsh 
extending from it to the Southwest about 40 Rodd on the North- 
west by Newtowne, about 2 acres of ground overplus betweene. 

35. Willyam Pell, five and twenty acrs : bounded on the South 
West with M^ Willyam Coulborne and a brooke running betweene 
M'. John Cotton and him on the Northwest syde, being 80 Rodd in 
length. 

36. Robte Reynolde, five and twenty acrs: bounded on the 
South East with Willyam Pell, and John Cranwell and George 
Baytes, on the North AYest with Newtowne, being on the North- 
west syde half a myle in length. 

37. John Cranwell, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
M'. John Cotton, on the North East with the said Freshbrooke, 
and on the Northwest with Robte Reynolds and George Baytes. 

38. George Baytes, fifteene acrs, bounded on the North East 
with John Cranwell, on the South East with IVP. John Cotton, 
and on the Northwest with Robte Reynolds. 

39. Philemon Pormont, thirtie acrs : bounded on the North 
East with John Cranwell, on the South East with M"". Thomas 
Leveritt, and by a peece of ground lying between him and M'. 
John Cotton, on ye Northwest with Newtowne. 

40. Robert Mear, twenty acrs : bounded on the North East 
with M^ Thomas Olyvar, on the South East with Roxburie, and on 
the Southwest with Captaine John Underhill, his land lyeth in 
forme of a Tryangle. 

41. Edward Bendall, five and thirty acrs: bounded on the 
South East with Robte Meares, on the North East with M^ 
Thomas Leveritt, extending it self to the North West side about 
70 Rodd in length, and on Thomas Wardall to the Southwest. 

42. Thomas Wardall, twentie acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Edward Bendall, on the North East with M'. Leveritt, 
extending it self on the North West side 80 Rodd in length. 

43. ]\P. Willyam Blackstone, fifteene acrs: bounded on the 
South East with Thomas Wardall, extending itself 80 Rodd in 
length to the Southwest and North East and on Robte Tytus to 
the North West. 



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44. Robert Tytus, twenty acrs : bounded on the South East with 
M^ Blackstone, extending it self 80 Rodd in length townids the 
Southwest and North East, and on William Courser to the North- 
west. 

45. William Courser, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Robert Tytus, being 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest and 
North-East, and on Alexander Winchester to the Northwest. 

46. Alexander Winchester, twenty acrs : bounded on the South 
East with William Courser, being 80 Rodd in length towards the 
Southwest and North East, and on Henry Burchall to the North 
west. 

47. Henry Burchall, fifteene acrs: bounded on the South-East 
with Alexander Winchester, being 80 Rodd in length to the South- 
west and North East, and on Robte Turner to the Northwest. 

48. Robert Turner, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
Henry Burchall, on the Northwest with Newtowne, being 80 Rodd 
in length to the Southwest and North East. 

49. William Denning, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Roxburj', being 80 Rodd in length to the South west and 
North East, and on Joseph Arratt to the Northwest. 

50. John Arratt, tenn acrs : bounded on the South East with 
William Denning, being in length 80 Rodd to the South West and 
North East, and on Captaine John Underhill to the Northwest. 

[30.] 51. Captaine John Underhill, fourscore acrs: bounded 
on the South East with John Arratt, being 92 Rodd in length on 
the Northwest syde. 

52. William Talmage, fifteene acrs : bounded on the South 
East with Captaine John Underhill, being 80 Rodd in length to the 
Southwest and North East, and upon Thomas Snow on the North- 
west. 

53. Thomas Snow, tenn acrs ; bounded on the South East with 
William Talmage, being 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest and 
North East, and upon Isaack Grosse on the Northwest. 

54. Isaack Grosse, fiftie acrs : bounded on the South East 
with Thomas Snow, beinge 80 Rodd in length to the Southwest 
and North East. 

M^ William Coulborne, a hundred and fiftie acrs : bounded on 
the North West by Francis Bushnall, Henry Elkin, Richard Faire- 
bank and William Pell, to the West by William Pell, to the South 
by a fresh brooke running betweene him and M'. Cotton, to the 
North East by Edward Browne, and to the East b}- Muddy River. 

M^ John Cotton, all the ground lying betAveene the twoe brooks 
next unto M"". Coulbornes Allotment, and so to the other end unto 
the shortest Cutting over beyond the hill toward the North West, 
Conteyning twoe hundred and fiftie acrs (be it more or lesse), 
bounded on the North by the said fresh brooke, on the west by John 
Gramme and George Bates, on the South by a fresh brooke run- 
ning betweene him and M'. Leveritt, and on the East In' Mudd}^ 
River. 

M'. Thomas Leveritt, a hundred acrs : bounded on the North b}' 
the sayd fresh brooke running betweene him and M^ Cotton ; on 



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the West bj' Edward Bendall and Philemon Ponnont ; on the 
South by M"". Oliver, the East end being a sharp Angle. 

M''. Thomas Oliver, a hundred acrs : bounded on the North with . 
M^ Leveritt ; on the West with Robte Meares ; on the South with 
llocksbnr}', the East end being a sharp Angle. 

M^ Thomas Oliver, fifteene acrs of Marsh : bounded on the 
South with Mudd}' River ; on the West with Jarratt Bourne, the 
browes of his Upland being 80 Rodd in length ; and on the North 
with M'. Leveritt. 

M'. Thomas Leveritt, fifteene acrs of the same Marsh next 
adio3-ning : bounded on the South with M^ Oliver ; on the West 
with the browes of the Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length ; and 
on the North with M^ Coulborne. 

M''. William Coulborne, tenn acrs of the same Marsh : bounded 
on the South with M'. Leveritt ; on the West with the browes of 
the Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length ; and on the North with 
Robte Walker. 

Robte Walker, five acrs of the same marsh : bounded on the 
South with M'. Coulborne ; on the West with the browes of the 
Upland, there being 80 Rodd in length, and 10 Rodd broad. 

And for the more cleare distinctions of all these, the Markes and 
Lymmitts of the Surva3'ors are extant. 

[31.] The great Allottments at Rumley Marsh and Pullen 
Point. 

Imprymis : M^ Henry Vane, Esq., two hundred acrs : bounded 
on the South with M'. Richard Bellingham ; on the West with 
Charlestowne ; on the North with M'. Winthropp ; and on the East 
with the highway there. 

2. M'. .John Winthropp, the Elder, a hundred and fiftie acrs : 
bounded on the South with M'. Vane ; on the West with Charles- 
towne ; on the North with M^ Newgate and James Penn ; and on 
the East with the highway. 

3. James Penn, fifty acrs: bounded on the South and on the 
West with M^ Winthrop ; on the North with M^ Newgate ; and on 
the East with the highwaj'. 

4. M^ John Newgate, a hundred and twelve acrs : bounded on 
the South with M'. Winthrop and James Penn ; on the West with 
Charlestowne ; on the North with M'. Sanford ; and on the East 
with the highway. 

5. M''. John Sanford, a hundred acrs: bounded on the South 
with M^ Newgate ; on the West with Charlestowne ; on the North 
with Thomas Marshall ; and on the East with the highway. 

6. Thomas Marshall, seventye acrs : bounded on the South with 
M^ Sanford ; on the West with Charlestowne ; on the North with 
M^ Keine and Thomas Matson ; and on the East with the 
highway. 

7. Thomas Matson, eight and twenty acrs : bounded on the 
South and on the West with Thomas Marshall ; and on the North 
with M^ Keine and Beniamyu Gillam ; and on the East with the 
highway. 

8. Beniamyn Gillam, eight and twenty acrs : bounded on the 



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South with Thomas Matson ; on the West with M'. Keine ; and 
on the North with John Gallopp ; and on the East with the 
highwa}-. 

9. John Gallopp, nine and forty aers : bounded on the South 
with Beniamyn Gillam; on the West and on the North with M'. 
Keine ; and on the East in the highway. 

10. M^ Robte Keine, three hundred and fourteene aers : 
bounded on the South with Thomas Marshall, Thomas Matson and 
John Gallopp ; on the West wiih Charlestowne ; and on the East 
with Beniamin Gillam, John Gallopp, and the highwaj'. 

11. M^ John Coggeshall, twoe hundred aers : bounded on the 
South with M^ Keine and M', Cogan ; on the West with Charles- 
towne ; on the North with Saugust ; and on the East with the 
Sandy beach unto the mouth of Saugust River. 

12. M'. John Cogan, two hundred and tenn aers : bounded on 
the North with M'. John Coggeshall ; on the East with the beach ; 
on the South with M'. Harding ; and on the West with the 
highway. 

13. M', Robte Harding, a hundred aers : bounded on the North 
with M^ Cogan ; on the East with the Beach ; on the South with 
Nicholis Willys ; and on the West with the highway. 

14. Nicholis Willys, nyne and forty aers : bounded on the 
North with M^ Harding ; on the East with the Beach ; on the 
South with ; and on the west with the highway. 

15. John Odlin, fourescore and foure Aers: bounded on the 
North with Nicholis Wilh's ; and on the South with Richard 
Tuttell ; on the East with the beach, and on the highway to the 
West. 

Some of the AUottments at Pulling Point Necke. 

William Stidson, 30 Aers of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North- and North East b}' the said AUottments of 
John Oliver and Thomas Fay re weather, towards the East b}- the 
aforesaid uorthermost Creeke, and towards the south bj' the 
AUottments of Edward Baytes, and towards the West by the 
Common highway aforesaid. 

Edward Bayts, 14 Aers of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North by the said AUottment of William Stidson, 
towards the East b^- the said Northermost Creeke, towards the 
South by the Allotment of Thomas Matson, and towards the West 
by the said highway. 

Thomas Matson, 28 Aers of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North by the said Allotment of Ed. Bayts, towards 
the East by Fishers Creeke, towards the West by the said AVay, 
and towards the South by the AUottment of M'. Edward Gibones. 

Mr. Edward Gibones, 110 Aers of upland and marsh together: 
bounded towards the North by the AUottment of the said Thomas 
Matson, towards the East and South by Fishers Creeke, and the 
Common shore, and towards the West by the said highway. 

[33.] These are of the great allottments at Ruralev Marsh and 
Pullen Point. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1637. 29 

M^ Richard Tuttell, a hundred threescore and one acres : 
bounded on the North with , on the East 

with the Beach, on the South with M^ Glover, and on the West 
with the highway. 

M'. Glover, nyne and fortie acrs : bounded on the North 

with M'. Tuttell, on the East with the Beach, on the South with 
M^ Dyar, and on the West with the highway. 

Mr. William Dyar, twoe and fortie acrs : bounded on the North 
with M'. Glover, on the East with the Beach, on the South with 
M'. Cole, and on the West with the highwa}'. 

M^ Samuell Cole, a hundred and five acrs : bounded on the 
North with M' D3-ar, on the East with the Beach, on the South 
with M''. William Brenton, and on the West with the highway. 

M^ William Brenton, a hundred sixtie and foure acrs : bounded 
on the North with M^ Cole, on the East with the Beach, on the 
South with J\P. William Aspinwall, and on the West with the 
high wa}'. 

M'. AVilliam Aspinwall, a hundred sixtie and four acrs : bounded 
on the North with M', Brenton, on the East with the Beach 
and M'. Pierce, and on the South and on the West point with 
Crooked lane. 

The quantityes and bounds of the Lotts at Pullen Po}'nt Necke. 

Mr. William Aspinwall, 22 acrs of upland at the nethermost 
point of the uecke, towards the south : it is bounded by the 
Allottment of Thomas Buttalph, and towards the AVest by the 6 
acrs of marsh granted to M'. John Sanford. 

John Sanford, 6 acrs of Marsh, bounded towards the North 

, towards the East by the Upland of William 

Aspinwall, towards the South b}' the Allottment of Thomas 

Buttalph, towards the West by the Allottment of the Governor, 

M^ John Wiuthropp, sen'. 

Thomas Buttalph, acrs of Upland and Marsh : bounded 

towards the East and north East by the Sea shore, towards the 
South and South East by the Allotment of William Peirce, 
towards the Yv'est and southwest bj' the Allottment of Thomas 
Fayreweather, towards the North and North West by the above- 
said land of William Aspinwall. 

M'. John Winthrop, sen''.. Governor: 50 acrs of Upland and 
Marsh together : bounded towards the North by the great salt 
Creeke compassing Hog Island, Easterlj- towards the East by 
John Sanfords 6 acrs of Marsh, towards the South and south 
East b}' the said Allottment of Thomas Buttalph and Thomas Faire- 
weather, and towards the West by the Allottment of John Oliver. 

John Oliver, 50 Acrs of upland and marsh together : bounded 
towards the North by the said great Creeke, towards the East b}' 
the said Allottment of the Governor, M'. John Winthrop, sen^, 
towards the south b}- the Allottments of Thomas Faireweather and 
William Stidson of Wynesemitt, and towards the West by the 
Allottment of William Brenton. 

Willyam Brenton, 64 acrs of Upland and Marsh together : 
bounded towards the North b}- said great Creeke, towards the 



30 City Document No. 46. 

East b}' the said Allottment of John Oliver, towards the South by 
the Allotment of William Stidson, and towards the West by the 
Common shore. 

Elias Maverieke, 12 Aers of upland : bounded towards the North 
by the Common shore, towards the East by an highwa}' 2 rodd in 
breadth, running betweene the Lotts over the Neck, towards the 
south b}^ the Allottment of Valentine Hill, and towards the West 
by the Common shore. 

Valentyne Hill, 60 Aers of Upland : bounded towards the north 
by the said Allottment of Elias Maverieke, towards the East by 
the said high way, towards the South by the Allottment of Raph 
Hudson, and towards the West and southwest by the Common 
shore. 

Raph Hudson, 50 Aers : bounded towards the north by the 
said Allottment of Valentyne Hill, towards the East by the said 
highway, and towards the south and southwest by the common 
shoare. 

Thomas Fa^a-eweather, 30 Aers of Upland and Marsh together : 
bounded towards the North and Northwest by the Allottments of 
the Governor, M^ John Winthrop, sen^, and John Oliver, towards 
the East and north East by the afforesaid Allottment of Thomas 
Buttalph, towards the south and southeast b}^ the Allottment of 
William Peirce, towards the south west by the aiforesaid Allott- 
ment of William Stidson. 

Thomas Fayreweather, 4 Aers of upland at the Easterraost 
corner of Raph Hudsons : bounded by his said Allottment towards 
the North and West, towards the East b}' the said high way, and 
by the Common shore towards the South. 

Willyam Peirce, 100 Aers of Upland and Marsh together: 
bounded towards the north and northwest by the said Allottments 
of Thomas Fa^-reweather and Thomas Buttalph, towards the East 
and south East by the sea shore, and towards the southwest by 
the said Allottment of the Governor. 

All the Remainder of the land, both upland and marsh, to the 
southward of the northermost Creeke running up out of Fishers 
Creeke or Cove, and from the southwest End of Peirces Lott to 
Pulling Point Gutt, being Compassed on all the sides with the Sea, 
save onely where it Joyneth to M'. Peirce, belongeth to the said 
John Winthrop, Governor. 

[33.] The 29th of the 11 moneth, called January, 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Hutchinson, William Coulbourne, John Coggeshall, John 
Sanford, William Balstone, Robte Harding, James Penne and Jacob 
Ellyott, It was agreed that Isaacke Cullymore shall have a great 
Lott at the Mount for foure heads. 

Also Thomas Buttall is granted a great Lott at Pullen Point 
necke for six heads. 

Also our brother M^ Raph Hudson is granted his great Lott 
there for six heads. 

Also our brother Francis East is granted his great Lott at the 
Mount for twoe heads. 



Boston Town Records, 1637. 31 

Also Francis Ell^'ott is granted a great Lott there for four 
heads. 

Also our brother Richard Wayte is granted a great Lott there 
for fyve heads. 

Also M'. Henry "Webb is granted a great Lott there for tenn 
heads. 

Also our brother Samuell Wayte is graunted a great Lott there 
for foure heads. 

Also our brother George Hunne is granted his great Lott there 
for five heads. 

The 12th of 12th moneth, Febr., 1637. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique Notice. 

Att this meeting M'. Atherton Haulgh, M''. William Coulborne 
and M^ John Olyvar are Chosen for deputyes or Comitties for 
the service of this next Generall Cort. 

The 19th of 12th moneth, Febr., 1637. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, John Coggeshall, Robte Harding, John San- 
ford, William Balstone, James |?enne and Jacob Ellyott, It is 
agreed that M^ John Clarke shall have a great Lott at Mount 
Wooll3'stone for tenne heads. 

Also there is graunted to John Love to have a housplott, and 
also a great Lott at Muddy Rj^ver. 

Also to Abell Porter, having served our brother Thomas Grubbe 
foure yeares, a houseplott and a great Lott at the Mount for twoe 
heads. 

Also to Richard Award, to have a housplott upon Condicon of 
Inoffensive Carr^'age. 

Also to Thomas Scottoe a great Lott at Muddy Rj'ver for three 
heads. 

Also to William Mawer a great Lott att the Mount for nyne 
heads. 

Also to Henry Gray, Tajdor, a housplott upon Condicon of 
Inoffensive Carriage, and to have it on the East side of our brother 
Samuell Wilebore. 

Also to James Hawkins a great Lott at the Mount for four 
heads. 

Also to Thomas Hawkins a great Lott there for four heads. 

Also to Martha Bushenall, wid., a great Lott there for fyve heads. 

Also to brother Edward Denny's a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to brother Isaac Perry a housplott neere to brother Robte 
Walkers, and a great Lott at Muddy R3'var, for three heads. 

Also to Thomas Bell a housplott neere to M^ Dyar's, and a 
great Lott att the mount, for three heads. 

Also to John Jackson, Carpenter, a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to John Crabtree a great Lott there for twoe heads. 

Also to Silvester Saunders a great Lott at Muddy Ryvar for 
twoe heads. 



32 City Document No. 46. 

Also to Samuell Howard, Taylor, a houslott and a great Lott at 
the Mount for three heads. 

Also to our brother George Burdon a great Lott there for five 
heads. 

Also to our brother "William Wardall a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to our brother William Browne a great Lott there for three 
heads. 

Also to our brother Edward Hutchinson the 3'ounger a great 
Lott there for six heads. 

Also to Raph Mason a great Lott at Muddj- Rjvar for six 
heads. 

Also to our brother Robte Scott a great Lott for twelve heads 
at the INIount. 

Also to Anthon}' Stann3-on a great Lott there for eleven heads. 

Also to John Lowe a great Lott at the Mount for foure heads. 

Also to Stephen Kinsley a great Lott there for nyne heads, four 
acrs upon a head. 

Also to our brother Mathew Chafey a great Lott there for four 
heads. 

[24.] The 9th of the 1 moneth, called March, 1638. 

Att a Generall meeting upon publique notice. 

Att this meeting M^ John Newgate is Chosen for Deputie or 
Committee in the steade or place of M'. William Coulborne for the 
service of the next Generall Court. 

12 of the same 1st moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
"William Coulborne, Robte Hardinge, James Penne and Jacob 
EUyott there is graunted to Waters Sinnott, Fisherman, to have a 
housplott. 

Also, there is graunted our brother Olyvar Mellowes, and to 
our brother Nathauiell Chappell, and to William Hudson the 
Eldest Sonne of our brother "\Villiam Hudson, leave of taking in 
the corner of ground betweene the last yeai-'s new impaled plant- 
ing ground and the North East corner of M'. William Blackstone's 
payles, our brother Mellowes to have twoe acrs thereof, our 
brother Chappell to have one acr thereof, and William Hudson to 
have the residue so that there be not above an acr of it. 

Also, it is ordered that every Inhabitant amongst us shall forth- 
with ring and yoake theire swine, and that all swine within this 
towne shall be ringed and yoaked upon paine of ever}' swine found 
abroad unrung and unyoaked after the 28 day of this first moneth 
for every time so taken lis. vid., one halfe to the Towne and the 
other to the taker of them, beside answering or making satisfac- 
tion for any damage which they shall have done, and Richard 
Fairebancke is appointed to take unto the observing of this order. 

The 2d of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1638. 
Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olivar, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robte Harding, William Balstone, James 



Boston Town Records, 1638. 33 

Penne and Jacob Elliott there be garding places granted to our 
brethren James Johnson, John Davisse, George Burdon and 
Nathaniell Chappell on the back syde of the Lotts in the long 
streete. 

Also to M^ John Mansfield, having served his brother M^ Robte 
Keayne, to have a housplott. 

Also, it is agreed that William Hudson shall be the cowkeeper 
for this following j'eare, and to have for ever}' cow goeing upon 
the necke a bushell of Corne at harvest, and for every calfe put to 
his keeping a pecke of Corne. 

Also, it is ordered that (according to Court order) noe goate 
shall goe at libertie upon the necke without a keeper upon penaltie 
for every goate for every time without a keeper xi d., beside the 
answering of double damage done by them after the xi d day of 
this moneth, the one halfe to the taker of them and the other to 
the Townie, and they to be looked unto by William Hudson the 
younger. 

The 16th of the same 2d moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Ol^'var, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robert Hardinge, James Penne and Jacob 
Eliott, It is agreed that Thomas Selleu shall have a housplott at 
the Mount. 

Also a great Lott is granted to Edmund Oremsby for three heads 
at Muddy R3-ver. 

Also to our brother Thomas Wheeler a great Lott at Muddy 
R3'ver for three heads. 

Also to Jacob Wilson a great Lott there for three heads. 

Also to Mawdit Inge a great Lott there for three heads. 

Also to our brother William Coursar a garding place, when a 
convenient place for gardinge plotte can be found. 

Also it is this day ordered for soe much as our Comon pasturing 
is but scant upon the necke, and cowe keepings for the Inhabitants 
is of necessity, that, therefore, all the sheepe on the necke, and 
dry cattell, such as are not for drauglit, shalbe had away from off 
the necke by the last da^'of this moneth, in penaltie for ever}' head 
after that time ii s. a Weeke for every weeke after, and the sheepe 
not. 

Also that all fence about the Corne feilds shalbe sufficiently 
made, according to Court order, before the last of this moneth, 
upon penaltie for ever}' rodd then undone iii s. iiii d. And to be scene 
unto by these men, viz., our brother John Cranwell and William 
Salter, for the feild by them our brethren Richard Gridley and 
Beniamyn Gillam, for the Fort feild, our brethren Olyvar Mellowes, 
Thomas Marshall and Jonathan Negoose, for the mylne feild and 
the newe feild. 

Also there is granted leave to George Grigge to sell his house, 
and garding under it, and 20 acrs of his great Lott, to M'. Tuttell, 
of Ipswich, and M\ Tuttell, of Charlestowne, for his redeeming 
out of theire debts. 

[25.] At the same meeting the said 16th of the said 2d moneth, 
1638, there was a house plott granted to the said George Griggs, 
some where towards the new mylne. 
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34 City Document No. 46. 

Also there is gmnted to George liar wood, Carpenter, agreatLott 
at the Mount, for three heads. 

Also there is granted to William Hudson, the younger, a great 
Lott att Mudd}' Ryvar, for three heads. 

Also there is granted to William Davisse, the Locksm^'th, a 
housplott neare unto the new mylne, upon the usuall C'ondition of 
Inollensive carryage. 

The 23d of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1G38. 

Att a Generall Meeting this day upon Tublique Notice. 

Att this Meeting M^ Atherton Haulgh, M'. Robte Keayne and 
M''. John Olyvar, are Chosen for deputies or Committees for the ser- 
vice of this next Generall Court. 

Also at this Meeting M^ Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, M'. 
Robte Keayne, M'. William Colborne, M''. John Newgate, James 
Penne and Jacob El^'ott, are Chosen, as formerly for the Townes 
occasions, for tliese next six moneths, to be ordered by them or by 
fyve of them at the least. 

The 1 of the 4th moneth, called June, 1G38. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, William Colbourn, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, leave was granted to our brother Richard 
Brockett, to sell his howse and garding next to William Hudson, 
the j'ounger, unto one Jacob Legar. 

Item : To Samuell Wilbore, to sell his house and garding plott, 
adioj'ning to that was Barnaby Derryfalls, unto one M^ Offle}'. 

Alsoe his house and ground next Roxbury , unto Samuell Sherman. 

The 18th of the same 4th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, William Colbourn, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, there was leave granted to John Spoore, late of 
Clapton, in Somersetshire, to buye ]\P. Wilkes house and ground, 
and that his brother, James Mattocke, a Cooper, shall have liberty 
to live with him, or in some other place in this towne. 

Also that said John Spoore hath leave to buy of George Burdon 
a little house neere unto tlie Coave, next unto Edward Bendalls. 

The 9th of the 5th moneth, called July, 1G38. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, William Colbourn, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, it was agreed that Robert Reynolds shall have 
five acrs of marsh ground, att Muddy Ryver, in exchange for five 
acrs of his upland there, to be layd out by M'. Coulborne. 

23 of the same mo. 

Att a meeting this da}' of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Robert Keayne, William Colbourn, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, it was agreed that none shall sell their houses, 
but with some parte of their great Allotments, without the Con- 
sent of the overseers of the Townes occasions. 



Boston Town Records, 1638. 35 

The 7th of the Cth moneth, called August, 1638 
Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverett, 
Kobert Keayne, John Newgate, James Penne and Jacob Elvott 
itan? ^'^^ gi-auiited to Francis Lyall to become an luhab- 

The 20th of the Gth moneth, called August, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting this day upon Publique Notice. 

At tins Meeting M^ Atherton Haulgh, M^ Kobert Keayne and 
M . JohnJScwgate, are Chosen for deputies or Committees, for the 
service of the next Generall Court. 

Also M; Robert Keayne, M^ John Cogan, M^ William Coul- 
borne and Jacob Hyott, are, at this Meeting, Chosen Overseers or 
burveyors for the Townes high wayes for this yeare followino-e 

Att a meeting this same day of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas" Lev- 
eritt Robert Keayne, Willyam Colbourne, James Penne and Jacob 
J^Iyott, there is leave graunted to M^ Thomas Cornnell for the 
buying of our brother AVillyam Balstoue's house, and to become 
an Inhabitant of this Towne. 

The 17th of the 7th moneth, September, 1638. 

Tot!,^;^ 1^1^ 1 T^^""'^^"- !lt^' ^'^-^^ ^^ ^^''''''''^ C>lyvar, Thomas 
Leveiitt, Robert Keayne, Willyam Coulbourne, John New-ate 
James Penne and Jacob Elyott : Whereas there Avas a stra/sow 
that had been often taken in the Corne, and some five or six 
Weeks kept up at our brother Fairbancks, and often Cryed but 
noe owner thereof to be knowne. It was therefore pravsed to 40s 
whereof to Samuell Gryne towards his losses in his Corne 30..',' 
and the Residue allowed to Richard Fairebancks for the Charo-es 
of her keeping all that time. ° 

The 8th of the 8th moneth, 1638. 

RowV"'''^'""w*n' '^""l of Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leverltt, 
Robeit Iveayne, Willyam Coulbourne, John Newgate, James Penne 
and Jacob Elyott, there was granted to M^ William Tinge, that 
having of his great Lott att Muddy River for Eight perso^is, and 
Fortie and twoe heads of Cattell in present possession, and tliirtie 
heads to come, foure hundred Acrs and an hundred more. 

The 2d of the 9th moneth, November, 1638 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olivar, Thomas Leveritt, 
Robte Keayne, William Coulbourn, James Penne and Jacob 
Elyott leave is granted to Richard Rawlings, a plasterer, to buy 
leter Johnson, the Dutchman's house, and to become an Inhabi- 
tant ot this lowne. 

The 5th day of the 9th moneth, November, 1638. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Publique notice or Warnino- 

Att this Meeting, M^ John Cogan and M^ Richard Tuttle are 
Chosen Cunstables for this foUowino- yeare 

Also att tWs meeting M; Thomas Olyver, M^ Thomas Leveritt, 
M Willyam Coulbourne, M^ Robert Keavne, M^ Robert Hardinoe 



30 CiTr DocuiviENT No. 46. 

James Penne and Jacob Ellj-ott are Chosen for the Towne's 
occasions, as formerly, for this ensuing half yeare. 

The 19th clay of the same 9th moneth. 

Att a Meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leverett, 
"William Coulbourn, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne, Jacob Ell^'ott, it appeared by a Wr3'ting dated the 2d day 
of November last, undpr the hand of Thomas Painter, that George 
Barrill, Cooper, hath for him and his heirs and assigns for £28 
bought of the said Thomas Painter, his dwelling-house, with the 
Appurtenances, and ground Under it, in this towne, and whereto 
he had the Consent of the Townsmen, and soe is admitted a 
Townesman upon Condition of Inoffensive Canyage. 

Also by another Writing, dated the 9th of the same moneth, it 
appeareth that James Everill hath for £3 sould unto the said 
George Barrill, his heirs and Assignes, a parsell of ground lying 
next to the said house, Conteyning in bredth three powls, within 
one foote. 

The 10th day of the 10th moneth, December, 1638. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulborne, Robert Keayne, Robert Harding, and James 
Penne, It is agreed that Arthure Perrye shall have yearely allowed 
for his drumming to the Company upon all occasions the sume of 
£2, to be paid by the Towne.* 

The 24th day of the same 10th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leverett, 
Willyam Coulbourne, Robert Kea3'ne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne and Jacob El3'ott, It appeared by a Wryting, under the 
hand of John Odlin, dated the 19th of the 5th Moneth last past, 
that for the sume of £29 8s., he hath sould his great Lott of 
84 Acrs att Romely Marsh unto M'. Richard Tuttell of this Towne, 
and to his heirs forever. 

Also at tliis meeting, one Willyam Teffe, a Tajdor, is allowed to 
an Inhabitant, and hath this day fullj' agreed with Jacob Willson 
of his house, and the ground under it, in this towne. 

Also Esdras Reade, a Taylor, is this da}' allowed to bee an 
Inhabitant, and to have a great Lot at Muddy River for 4 heads. 

[37.] The 21st of the 11th moneth, January, 1638. 

Att a Meeting this da}- of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leverett, 
Wilh'am Coulbourne, Robert Kea3ne, Robert Harding, James 
Penne and Jacob Elyott, leave was granted to John Odlyn to 
make Use of a peice of Marsh ground at Mudd}' River, conteyning 
an acre, lying against the third Lott there untill the Towne shall 
see occasion for further disposing of it. 

Also it appeared to them this da}' b}* a Writing, under the hand 
of Nicholas Willys, dated the 27th of the 10th, 1638, that for .the 
sume of £30 12s. 6d., he hath sold his great Lott of 49 Acrs of 

* This figure is read as £5 by Mr. Morse and Mr. Trask. 



Boston Town Records, 1638-9. 37 

Upland and marsh at Romely Marsh unto Richard Tuttell of this 
Towne and his heirs forever. 

Also it appeared by a Writinge, under the hand of James 
Hawkings, dated the fifth day of the 9 moneth, November (1638), 
that for the sume of £15 he hath sold one dwelling-house in this 
Towne, Wherein George Ruggle lived, and which he formerly 
bought of M^ Brenton, together with a garden plott Joyning to it, 
unto one Henr}^ Garrold of this Towne, Tanner, and to his heirs 
and assigns forever. 

Also it appeared by a Writinge, under the hand of Jacob Will- 
son, of this Towne, Sawyer, dated the 24th of the 10th Moneth, 
December (1638), that he hath sold unto Willyam Teffe, of this 
Towne, taylor, one house, and a lott under it, which is now in the 
use of the said William Teffe, unto him, and his heirs and 
Assignes forever. 

Also at this day, Richard Tuttell, our brother, hath undertaken 
for one Dorothie Bill, a Widdowe, a Soiourner in his house, to dis- 
charge the Towne of any Charge that may befall the Towne for 
an}' thing about her. 

Also this day, our brother, Robte Scott, hath for the sume of 
£13 16s. sould 23 Acrs of Upland att Muddy River, that was our 
brother Richard Fairebanclve great Allottment, unto our brother 
Thomas Savage, his heirs and Assignes forever. 

Also this day Willyam Hyricke is allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

Also there is this da}' granted to the owners of the Wharfe and 
Crayne an hundred acrs of Laud at Mount WoUystone, next to 
the Allottraents alredy graunted, towards the repayringe and 
mainteyning of the said Wharfe and Crayne. 

The 18th of the 12th moneth, February, 1638. 

Att a meetinge this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leverett, 
William Coulbourn, Robert Kea3'ne, Robert Harding, James 
^■Penne, and Jacob Elyott, there is graunted to our Brother Richard 
Wright a narrow peece of land lyeing at Mount Woollystone, 
betweene the Rocks and the Fresh brooke, to begin ne at the end of 
the first Lott, and to extend fourescore Rodd in length to the 
furtherance of his Water mylne building there, and in regard of 
his redy serviceablenesse to the Towne's Occasions. 

Att this day it hath appeared that the said Richard Wright hath 
sold 130 Acrs of land at Mount Woollystone to one M\ Pane, of 
Concord, without the consent of the Towne's Allotters, contrary to 
a former Order, and he is therefore to pay for a Fyne to the towne's 
stocke, to be paid at the next Towne's Meeting the sume of £6. 

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Richard Fairbanke 
for this next summer to mowe the marsh ground which is against 
his acr of planting ground at the new feild, as he hath formerly 
mowen it. 

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Henry Pease for this 
next summer to mowe the marsh against his planting ground in the 
same feild. 

Also there is leave graunted to our brother Edmund Jackson for 
this next summer to mowe the marsh that our brother Willyam 
Balstone hath formerly mowen in the same feild. 



38 City DocUxMent No. 46. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother James Pennyman for 
this next summer to mowe the marsh in the New feild as he hath 
heretofore mowen the same. 

Also there is leave graunted to our Sister, the Widdow Purton, 
for tins next summer to mowe the peece of marsh in the same feild 
lying under our brother Robte Turner's garding payles. 

Also it appeared this day by a Writing under the hand of Wil- 
lyam Balstone, dated the 5th of August, 1638, that he hath sould 
his house, with all the appertenances thereunto belonging, And all 
the ground that he was possesed of (vizt.), the house, yards, gar- 
dens, one close on the backside of M^ Coddington's, conteyning, 
b}' estimation, one Acr (be it more or lesse), and two Acrs, 
more or lesse, lycing in the Millfeild bordering on Water iNIerry all's 
house, and three Acrs of Land, more or lesse, on Hogg Hand, and 
fourescore and tenne Acrs, more or lesse, in Mount Willystone 
unto Thomas Connell and his heirs forever. 

It is ordered that Edward Hutchinson, Samuell Cole, Robte 
Turner, M^ Robte Harding, M'. AVillyam Parker and Richard 
Brackett, shall make sufficient the cart-wa}' against M^ Hutchin- 
son's house, under which they drayne their gardens before the lltli 
da}' of this next 1st monetli, upon the [forfeiture?] [xibout half a 
line at the bottom of the page is cut off.] 

[38.] Further, at the same meetinge it appeared by a Writing 
dated this same 18th day of 12th Moneth, 1638, that Thomas 
Scottow of Boston, Joyner, hath sold to Thomas Grubb of the 
same, all his six acrs of ground lying at Mudd}' River adioyning 
to my Mother's Lott there, and which I bought of her: In Consid- 
eration whereof the said Thomas Grubb hath resigned all his right 
of three acrs of ground lying in the New feild at Boston, 
which was allotted to him by the Towne adioj^ning unto Isaac 
Grosses lott on the one side and Widdow Burton's on the other. 

Also at this Assembly there is granted to M^ Beniarayn KeaN'ne, 
the Soinie of our brother, M"". Robert Keayne, a great Lott of 
Meadow and Upland att Monottinott Ryver, in Mount Woollystone, 
Running to a long Ridge or hill towards the Fresh Pond there. 

The 2r)th day of the 12th moneth, called February, 1638. 

Att a (^enerall Meeting this day upon Publique Notice. Att this 
meeting M'. Atherton Ilaulgh, M"". Robert Keayne and M'. Edward 
Gibbon were Chosen for Committees or deputyes for this next 
Generall Cort. 

The 2oth day of the 1st moneth, called March, 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Olyver, Thomas Leveritt, 
William Coulbron, Robert Keayne, James Penne and Jacob Ellyott, 
our Brother INI". Gryffen Bowen hath a great Lott granted unto 
him at Muddy River. 

Likewise our brother Richard Holledge hath a great Lott granted 
unto him there for three heads. 

Also tliere' is leave granted to our Brother Valentine Hill to 
build a fitting house and a shopp upon the house plolt which he 
hath bought that was our brother M^ William Aspinwall's, and to 
lett it to Francis Lysle, Barber. 



Boston Town Records, 1639. 39 

Also John Horcl, Ta^'lor, having served within this towne ]VI^ 
William Hutchinson for diverse years is Allowed to be an Inhabi- 
tant amongst Us. 

Also at this meeting onr brother Henry Pease hath promised to 
fence out the high way through his ground AVhere he dwelleth, 
25 foote broade from against the Cove neare his dwelling unto the 
Crosse high wa}' by our brother James Everill's before the 1st day 
of the 2d nioneth, Aprill, 1640, upon the forfeture of £5 in default 
thereof, and in Witnesse thereof he hath hereunto sett his hand. 

his 

HENRY + PEASE. 

marke 

Further, at this Meeting it appeared by a "Writing dated the first 
day of August, 1638, That M^ John Underbill hath surrendered 
unto M^ Thomas Makepeace, of Dorchester, his house in Boston 
with an hundred Akers of upland ground at Muddy River and tenn 
acrs of meadow or marsh ground there, and his share of Wood- 
land in the Hands with a garding at the house and another behind 
M'. Parker's house to the quantity- of halfe an Aker and some 
what more, and also neare half an Aker upon the fort hill for the 
some of an hundred pounds. 

Also it is ordered that all the Coruefeild fences about the Towne 
shalbe made sufficient before the eight day of this next 2d moneth 
April, upon the penalty of ever}' rodd of fence then undone iii s. iv d. 
and the fence in the lei Id towards Roxbury to be lookt unto bj' our 
brethren Beniamyn Gillam and Richard Gridley, and about the 
mylnefeild our brethren John Button and Jonathan Negoose, and 
about the Nevvfeild our brethren Willyam Hudson and Richard 
Fairbancks. 

Also it is agreed that our brother Robert Walker shalbe the Cow 
keep for this yeare, to begin the 8th Day of the next 2d Moneth, 
and to have for every Cow goeing on the necke uutill the first of 
the nynth Moneth a bushell of Corne at Harvest, and a pecke of 
corne for everj- calf put to his keeping, and a pecke — [Apparently 
a line at the bottom of the page is missing.] 

[29,] The same 25th of the 1st moneth, March, 1639. 

It is also ordered that the Corne feild fence at Muddj' River 
shalbe made sufficient before the 20th of this next 2d Moneth 
Aprill, upon penaltie of every Rodd then undone vi s. viii d. And to 
be scene unto b^' our brethren John Audlyn and Edward Baytes. 
And for the Charge of the fence the broken up ground to pay for 
ever}' acr three thirds thereof, and the unbroken up twoe thirds 
of the Charge of every Acr. 

Also it is ordered that all drye Cattell that are not Wrought in 
the Towne shalbe putt from off the necke before the 10th of the 
next 3d Moneth, in payne for every such beast not putt away iis. 
vi d. for every Week, and the Cow keeper to looke to this order, and 
to give a AVeeks Warning to the owners of such Cattell, and to 
have xii d. a peece after such warning out of the forfeture, and the 
residue to be paid to the Townes use, and upon every his neglect 
in not giving Warning and taking the forfeiture to forfett vi d. 



40 City Document No. 46. 

Also that noe goate shall goe on the necke Without a keeper 
after the 10th of this next 2d Moneth, in paine for every goate 
for every time so taken xii d., the one halfe to the taker, and the 
other to the Towne, besides making satisfaction for an}' damage 
done by them, and old Winge to looke to this Order. 

Also it is ordered that the owners of all the hoggs that are found 
Within this necke and are not both yoken and rung after the 8th of 
this next 2d Moneth, shall pay for all the damage done by them 
as shalbe iudged by twoe of the Brethren, and shall pay xii d. for 
every swine for every time soe taken or impounded ; the one half 
to the taker and the other to the Towne. And in Case any shall 
take them up into their yard, then forthwith eyther to lett the 
owners knowe of them, or to sett a note of them upon the Whip- 
ping poast, or else to loose both damage and the takeing of them 

up- 
Further about the Order for hoggs, it was ordered that in Case 
any shall take them up into their yards then forthwith, eyther to 
lett the owners know of them, or to send a note of them to' the 
foldkeeper, to be sett eyther upon one of the poasts of the fould 
gate or on the Whipping poast, or else the taker of them into his 
yard shall loose both his damage and his part for the taking of 
them, and that whoesoever take any such swine shall see that the 
forfeiture to the Towne be paid ; Moreover, Wee doe appoint our 
brother Richard Fairbanck to be the fould keeper, and to see to 
the executing of this order, upon the penaltie of xii d. for ever}' his 
defalt about this order. 

Also Wee Order that none of those that dwell in an}' of the 
feilds shall suffer any of their swine to goe at libertie in any of 
the feilds, though they be yoked and Runge, in paine of v s. a 
peece for every time soe taken, the one halfe to the Towne and the 
other half to the taker of them. 

Alsoe at this meeting one Henry Shrimpton, a Brasyer, is allowed 
to be an Inhabitant in this Towne. 

The 29th day of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
Willyam Coulbron, Robert Keayne and Robert Hardinge, It was 
agreed upon togetlier. With the Consent of M'. William Peirce, 
that there shall be a passage of seven foote wide from the lower 
part of M'. Keaynes garden, at his Mud Wall house unto the 
Creeke neare Edward Bendalls new house, to be fenced out by the 
said Willyam Peirce out of his garden, and at his Charges on the 
one side, and at the Charges of the said Edward Bendall on the 
other side, and soe to be mainteyned. 

Also it is now agreed upon that whereas our brother Thomas 
Matson Was Allotted for his great Allotment at Rumney Marsh 
short by the number of twoe heads ; therefore at the next Allotting 
at Mount Woollystone it shall be made up unto him at the end of 
the lott he hath now bought of our brother Edward Hutchinson, 
the Elder. 

Also Samuell Graine is Allowed for an Inhabitant. 



Boston Town Records, 1639. 41 

[30.] The 13th day of the 3d moneth, called May, 1639. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon particular or private Generall 
notice giveing from house to house. 

Att this Meeting M^ Eobert Keayne and Captaine Edward 
Gibon Were Chosen for Committees or deputy es for this next 
Generall Court. 

Also at this meeting M'. Thomas Olyvar, M'. Thomas Leveritt, 
M'. Willyam Coulbron, M'. Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward 
Gibbons, M'. Willyam Tinge, M'. Robert Hardinge, Jacob Elyott 
and M'. John Cogan are Chosen as formerly for the Townes occa- 
sions for the next ensueing halfe yeare. 

The 27th day of the same 3d moneth. 

Att a Meeting this day of M''. Tliomas Olyvar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, M^ Willyam Tinge, Captaine Edward Gibbons, M'. Robert 
Hardinge, Jacob Elyott and M^ John Cogan, it is agreed that M^ 
Willyam Hibbins shall be admitted an Inhabitant in this Towne. 

The 2d day of the 5th moneth, called July, 1639. 

Att a Meeting this da}^ of M'. Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, M'. William Coulborne, M'. Robert Keayne, M'. William 
/Tinge and INP. John Cogan, it is agreed that William Needham, 
the Cooper, shall have an acr for his housplott, out of the little 
Island att Mount Woollystone, over against Barnaby Dorryfalls 
land, bej'ond M'. William Coddingtons brooke. 

Also that Stephen Kinsley, husbandman, shall have the residue 
of the said Iseland for his housplott there. 

Also there is granted to John Jepson, Shoemaker, a great lott 
at the Mount for three heads, twelve acrs, paying for the same, to 
the use of this towne, three shillings an acr upon the entrance of 
the platforme or bounders thereof, after the Surveying of it, and 
that to be at the next townes meeting thereunto. 

Also there is leave granted to Richard Carter, a Carpenter, to 
buy a house, with the ground under it, of William Hudson, the 
younger, next unto M'. Thomas Olyvars new housplott, upon Con- 
dition of Inoftensive Carryage. 

Also there is leave granted to Gabryell Fallowell to sell his 
house, garding, and half acr of land in the new feilde, unto one 
Richard Bidggood, late of London, Cloth worker, upon Condition 
of his Inoffensive Carryage amongst us. 

The 29th day of the same 5th moneth. 

Att a meeting this day of M'. Thomas Olywar, Thomas Lev- 
eritt, M'. Willyam Coulbi'on, M^ Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward 
Gibbon, M"". Willyam Ting, Jacob Elyott and M^ John Cogan, 
there is granted a great Lott to our brother, John Smyth, Taylor, 
at Muddy River, for three heads. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother, Edward Hutchinson, 
the j'ounger, in behalfe of his father, William Hutchinson, to sell 
his house in this Towne to M"'. Richard Hutchinson, of London, 
lynning draper. 



42 City Document No. 46. 

Also there is granted to our brother, John Hard, a great Lott at 
the Mount, for three heads. 

Also Jolni Leveritt hath granted unto him a great Lott at Mudd}' 
Eiver, for tenn heads. 

Also M'. David Offle^' hath a great Lott, &c. [This sentence 
has been crossed with the pen.] 

[31.] . The 12th day of the 6th moneth, August, 1639. 

Att a Generall meeting upon Publique Notice. 

Att this Meeting Captaine Edward Gibon and M^ William 
Tinge were Chosen, for Comittees or deputj-es, for this next Gen- 
erall Court. 

The 26th daj' of the same 6th moneth. 

At a meeting this day of W. Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
M^ Colbron, M'. Robert Keayne, Captaine Richard Gibon, M^ 
Willyam Tinge, Jacob Elyott and M'. John Cogan, there is leave 
granted to M'. Anthony Stoddard, lynning drap. to become a 
Townsman. 

Alsoe John Seaborne, a Taylor, having served for the space of 
three years Avithin this Towne, is granted to be an Inhabitant. 

Also our brother, Nathaniell Willyams, is graunted a great Lott 
at JNEount Woollystone, for 4 heads. 

Also our brother, John Leveritt, is granted a house plott and 
gardensted, next unto our brother Robert Hulls, to be layd out by 
our brethren, M^ Willyam Coulbron and Jacob Elyott, liuilding a 
good house there upon, by the spring time, or Within six Monethes 
after the la3'ing of it out. 

Also to Alexander Plumley, that was M'. Colbrons man, is 
granted a great Lott at the Mount, for three heads. 

The 30th day of the 7th moneth, Sept., 1639. 

Att a meeting this day of M'. Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
M'. Willyam Colbron, M'. Robert Keayne, Captaine P2dward Gibon, 
and Jacob Elyott, there was granted to Thomas Eoster, the Gunner 
at the Castle Island, a great Lott at the Mount, for six heads, 
upon Condition expressed for Mount Woollystone lands. 

Also to Cleoment Cole, whoe served with M'. Robert Keayne 4 
years, a great Lott there, for seaven heads, upon the like Condition. 

Also to Thomas Millard, husbandman, a great Lott at the Mount, 
for A've heads, upon the lilvc condition. 

Also to M'. David Offley, a great Lott at Muddy River, for 15 
heads. 

Also M^ Richard Parker, Marchant, is allowed to be an In- 
habitant. 

Also M"". Thomas Fonle is allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

The 28th day of the 8th mon., October, 1639. 

At a meeting this day of M'. Thomas Oliver, Thomas Leveritt, 
J\P. Willyam Colbron, M'. Robert Keayne, Captaine Edward Gibon, 
M'. Willyam Tinge, Jacob Elyott and M'. John Cogan, It is per- 
mitted to Samuell Sherman for the standing of his Cow house, 



Boston Town Records, 1639. 43 

whicli he hatli built upon the Common by the gale next Rox- 
buiy , untill the spring time, and then he is to take it downe unlesse 
he have further leave from the Towne for the standing thereof. 

Also he hath leave granted unto him for this next yeare to mow 
the plotte of ground compassed about with small Creekes next the 
great Creeke betweene Roxbury and us, such as the Cattell use 
not to feede upon. 

Also a great Lott granted to our brother Nathaniell Woodward 
at Muddy River for 3 heads. 

Also there is granted to our brother Thomas Savage a garden 
plott, where it may be Conveniently had, for the hous plott next to 
the hous plott granted to our brother John Leveritt and upon the 
like Condition. 

Also there is granted to John Robbinson, late servant to our 
brother M'. Newgate, a housplott Where it may convenient!}^ be 
had. 

[33.] At this day it appeared by a Writing dated the 11th of 
the 3d moneth, 1639, that Robert Harding, of Boston, for the 
sunie of ^33 5s. 8d. hath sould unto Richard Tuttell of the same 
half of his proper Allotment at Romely Marsh (commonly so called), 
being in quantit}' about 50 Acrs of upland and Marsh together, 
bounden towards the North by a strait line parting betweene it and 
the other half of ni}' proper Allotment, Towards the East by the 
Common sewer, Towards the South it Adioyneth to Certaine lands 
purchased by the said Richard Tuttell ; towards the West by the 
Common High Way ; Withall the parts of it and appurtenances 
belonging unto it unto the said Richard Tuttell and to his heirs 
forever. 

The 25th day of the 9th moneth, Novemb., 1639. 

At a meeting this day of M^ Thomas Olyvar, Thomas Leveritt, 
]\P. Willj-am Colbron, Captaine Edward Gibon, M^ Will^-am Tinge, 
M'. Robert Harding, Jacob P^h'ott, and M'. John Cogan, there is 
granted to our brother Thomas Wheeler a hous plott and garden- 
stead next unto the housplott the last day granted to our brother 
Savidg, and upon like Condition, to be layd out b}' our brethren 
M^ William Colbron and Jacob Elj'ott. 

Also this day M^ Edward Tinge is Allowed to be an Inhabitant 
here. 

Also there is a great Lott to our brother Francis Lysle at the 
Mo,unt for 5 heads upon the Condition therein limited. 

Also this da^' John Seaberry, a Seaman, hath with leave bought 
our brother Water Merrye's house, and half an Acr under it in 
the Mylne feild, and so is allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also Richard Storer, the Sonne of Elizabeth Hull, the Wife of 
our brother Roberte Hull, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant and to 
have a great Lott at the ]\Iount for three heads. 

Also our brother Arthure Perry hath leave to sell his house and 
garding to Silvester Saunders whoe [hath] long beeue a servant 
in this towne. 

Also Nicholis Baxter, a fisherman, is Allowed to be an Inhabi- 
tant. 



44 City Document No. 46. 

Also our brother John Milles hath sould to our brother Thomas 
Savidge the AVood Lott of foure Acrs of Upland and Marsh at 
Ilogg Island, and all his right of an Aer and a half of planted 
ground in the Newfeild. 

Also Thomas Clarke, a locksmith, is Allowed for an Inhabitant 
and to be Considered of for a housplott here and a great Lott at 
Mount Woolystone for six heads. 

Also, Whereas at a former meeting there was granted to our 
brother George Burdon a great Lott at the Mount for five heads 
whicli as 3'et hath not beene layd out, and that now he is increased 
to eight heads which are now allowed. 

[33.] The IGth day of the 10th raoneth, December, 1639. 

Att a Generall Meeting upon Publique Notise. 

Att this meetinge the orders of the last Generall Court were 
openl}' Read. 

Alsoe att this meetinge M'. John Winthrop, Governor, M'. 
Richard Bellingnam, Treasurer, M'. Willy am Coulbron, Captaine 
Edward Gibon, M^ Willyara Tinge, M'. Willyam Hibbon, M^ 
John Cogan, M'. Robert Harding and Jacob Ellyott are Chosen 
as formerly for the Townes Affayrs for these next six Monethes. 

Also this da}- M'. John Cogan and Willyara Hudson the Elder 
are Chosen the Cunstables of this Towne for this next yeare. 

The 30th day of the same moneth. 

Att a Meeting this day of M'. John Winthrop, Governor, M'. 
Richard Bellingham, Treasurer, M'. Willyam Coulborne, Captaine 
Edward Gibon, M'. AVillyam Ting, M'. Willyam Hibbon, M'. 
John Cogan, M^ Robert Harding and Jacob Elyott there is 
graunted to Richard Sherman a great Lott for seaven heads att 
Mudd}- Ryver, if it be there to be had. 

Also Gregor}- Belcher hath a great Lott granted unto him for 
13 heads, 52 Acrs at the Mount, paying 3s. an Aer to the use of 
this Towne upon the entrance of the bounders thereof after the 
Surveying of it. 

Also AVillyam Potter hath the like granted to him for xi heads, 
44 Acrs there, paying 3s. an aer, upon the entrance as before. 

Also our brother, John Henricke, hath a great Lott allowed to 
him at Mudd}' Ryver for 4 heads. 

Also our brother, George Curtys, hath a great Lott granted to 
him there for 2 heads. 

Alsoe this day Willyam Blanton Carpenter is allowed for an 
Inhabitant. 

Alsoe Leonard Buttle is this day Allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also Edmund Grosse is this da}- Allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Also this day Richard Woodas, fisherman, is granted a great 
Lott at the Mount for 3 heads, upon the usuall condition for the 
ground. 

At this da}- it was agreed that 300 Acrs at Mudd}- River for 
perpetuall Commonage to the Inhabitants there and the towne of 
Boston, to begin at the outer bounds of M^ Ilibbins Lott, and soe 
to goe into the Country as the Land will afford before any other 
allotments are layd out thereafter. 



Boston Town Records, 1639. 45 

Francis Dowse, servant to our brother, George Burdon, is 
allowed for an Inhabitant. 

Alsoe there is leave granted this day to our brother, Edmund 
Jackson, for this next summer tvme, to mowe the meadow in the 
New feild adioyning to his planting ground there. 

Alsoe M^ Edward Tinge hath this day granted unto him a great 
Lott at the Mount for 250 Acrs, adioyning to the lands of 
Edward Hutchinson and Thomas Savidge on the upper side of the 
Pond. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother, Richard Fairbancke, 
for the next Summer, to mowethe marsh ground in the new feild as 
he hath formerly- mowen. 

[34.] The same 30th day of the 10th moneth, December, 1639. 

Whereas, at a former Meeting, there was granted to our 
brother, Thomas Scottoe, a great Lott at Mudd}' River for three 
heads, which, as yet, have not beeue layde out for him, and that 
now he is increased to fyve heads. He is, therefore, now allowed 
to have the said Lott for five heads. 

The like also is granted to John Crabtree for 5 heads at the 
Mount and upon Mount land Condicon ; Whereas he was formerly 
allowed but for two heads. 

Our brother, Arthure Perry, hath a great Lott granted to him 
for 7 heads at tlie Mount upon the usuall Condition tliereof. 

The 27th of the 11th moneth, called January, 1639. 

Att a meeting this da}^ of M^ John Winthrop, Governor, M^ 
Richard Bellingham, Treasurer, M'. Willj-am Coulbron, Captaine 
Edward Gibon, M". Willyam Ting, M'. John Cogan, M'. Robert 
Harding and Jacob Elyott, it is ordered that whereas there was 
formerly graunted to M'. John Wheelewright a great Lott of 250 
Acrs, 205 Acrs Whereof have beene layd out where parte of the 
first Allottments should have lyen, and that the purchaser of M\ 
Wheelewrights grant hath Consented to the parting with the said 
205 Acrs for the having in lue thereof all the Captaines plaiue, 
and 80 Acrs more. 

Also William Needham hath a great Lott granted him at the 
Mount for 2 heads, 8 acrs, payinge 3s. an Acr, according to the 
agreed order for them of the Mount. 

Also Robert Hewstead hath a great Lott granted unto him att 
the Mount for eight heads, 32 Acrs, paying 3s. an Acr, to the Use 
of the Towne Upon the Entrance of the bounders thereof, after the 
Surveying of it. 

Also George Wright hath the like granted to him there for 3 
heads, 12 Acrs, paying 3s. an Acr upon the entrance as before. 

Also our brother, Henry Shrimpton, hath granted unto him a 
great Lott for 3 heads. 

Also our brother, Richard Hogge, hath the like granted unto 
him, 5 heads there, upon like Condition. 

Also he desireth a house Lott and garden plott. 

Also our brother, John Spoor, hath a great Lott granted unto 
him for 5 heads at the Mount, upon the usuall Condition thereof. 

Also there is granted to Edmund Grosse the square peece of 
ground adioyning to William Letherlands yard, and bounding 



46 City Document No. 4G. 

towards the Beech there for a housplott, excepting one Rodcl in 
bredth from William Letherlands house plott to Thoriias Grubbs 
Fish house, Avhich is granted to Willyam Letherland. 

Also there is graunted to Richard Critchle}- a great Lott for 5 
heads at the Mount, upon the usuall Condition thereof. 

Also our brother, John Gallopp, hath the meadow or Marsh 
plott in Long Island, being about six acrs, granted unto him as 
other men have their planting Lotts there. 

Also Thomas Clarke, smith, hath a great Lott granted unto him 
for 8 heads at the Mount, upon the Usuall Condition thereof. 

[35.] The same 27th of the 11th moneth, 1639. 

Our Brother, Edward Bendall, is Appointed to bestow all goods 
Whereof the owners are not knowne. 

Also all tiuit have businesses for the Townsmens Meeting are to 
bring them in to M^ Leveritt, M'. Willj-am Ting, or to Jacob 
Elvott, before the Townse Meetings. 

Also Samuell Grame hath a great Lott graunted unto him for 4 
heads at the Mount, upon the Usuall Condition thereof. 

Also for endinge the difference betweene the Purchasers of M'. 
Wheelewrights lands and the owners of the second division or Lott 
at Mount Woollystoue, for as much as the said Purchasers cannot 
have their lands suppl} cd in course, as those of the first Lott had, 
without prejudice to man}- men whoe have improved their Lotts ; 
It is therefore ordered b}' Consent of diverse of the part3-es, that 
the Purchasers of M"". Wheelewrights lands shall have (in leiue of 
the 205 Acrs which was taken awa^' towards the making up of 
what was wanting to the first dyvision or Lott there) the 43 Acrs 
at the end of his Land and the Captaines Plaine, being about 114 
Acrs, and that the Widdow Shelley s Sonne, and those whoe chal- 
lenge interest in the said Plaine, shall have their parts supplyed, 
first served and layde out Avhere noe grant is alredy made in par- 
ticular, and together therewith the 30 Acrs remayning of M^ 
Wheelewrights proportion besides ; and the Purchasers are to have 
in lew of the Residue more than the 30 Acrs which they Allowed to 
the said Widdow Shelley s sonne, and the Rest, such proportion of 
the Rock}' grounds lying next the said Playne and the said 43 
Acrs as the Surveyors upon view shall finde answerable to the 18 
Acrs remayning to them. 

At this meeting Roberte Mears hath soidd to Dorothie Bill, Wid- 
dow, for her life, and to her Sonne, James Bill, with her, to her and 
his heirs his house and gardenstead under it Wherein the}' now 
doe dwell. 

Roberte Bradford, Taylor, allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

Also to our Brother Anthony Stoddard there is granted a great 
Lott of 100 Acrs upon the Condition thereof. 

Also there is granted to M^ Thomas Foule a great Lott of 600 
Acrs Att 

Also to M'. Samuell Mavericke a great Lott of 400 Acrs 
att 

Also to Henry Messenger a great Lott at Muddy River for 2 
heads. 

Also to our brother Josua Seotto a great Lott there for 3 heads. 



Boston Town Eecoeds, 1639-40. 47 

Also to Thomas Painter, Joyner, a great Lott at Muddy River 
for 4 lieads. 

Also there is granted to brother Robert Hull six Acrs of Upland 
ground at Hog Island. 

Also Beniamyn Negoose, a Salter, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

[36.] The same 27th da}- of the 11th moneth, January, 1G39. 

It -vvas agreed with our Neighbors and Brethren of the 
Mount, viz. : William Cheesebrough, Alexander AVinchester, 
Richard Wright, James Penn^-man, Stephen Kinsley, and Martin 
Saunders, in the name of the Rest there (for whom the}' under- 
tooke) that they should give to this Towne of Boston towards the 
maintenance thereof 4s. an Acr for every 2 Acrs of the 7 Acrs 
formerly granted to divers, then of Boston, upon expectation they 
should have Continued Witli Us ; And 3s. an Acr for every Acr 
that hath beene, or shalbe, granted to any others whoe are not In- 
habitants of Boston ; and that in Consideration hereof, and after that 
the said portions of money shalbe payd to this Towne's Treasurie 
of Boston, all the said lands shalbe free from any Towne Rates or 
Charges to Boston, and also from all Countrie Charges when the 
Mount shalbe Rated by the Court, by it selfe, and not Assessed 
with the Towne of Boston; And Upon these Termes., If the 
Court shall think fitt to grant them to be a Towne of them selves, 
they shall have free liberty to Accept thereof; Provided that this 
Order shall not extend to any more or other Lands than such as 
shall make payment of the said Rates soe agreed upon of 4s. and 
3s. an Acr. And upon the former Consideration, there is granted 
to the Mount all the Rocky ground lying betweene the Fresh 
brooke and M''. Cuddington's brooke, Adioyning to M'. Ilaulghe's 
Farme, and from the west Corner of the Farme to the South west 
Corner of M"". Hutchinson's Farme, to be Reserved and Used in 
Common forever by the Inhabitants and Land holders there, together 
with one other parsell of Rockie ground neare to the Knight's 
necke, which Was left out by the third Company of Lotts (ex- 
cepting all such grounds lying among or neere the said Rocky 
grounds, formerly granted out in Lotts to particular Persons. 

Also there is granted to M''. William Thompson, Pastor of the 
Church at the Mount, 120 Acrs of Land there. Free from the 
foresaid Rate of 3s. per Acr. 

Also there is granted to M"'. Henry Flint 80 Acrs of Land there, 
in like sort. Free from the said Rate of 3s. per Acr. 

Also there is granted to John Lugg a great Lott, for 9 heads, at 
the Mount, upon the Usual Conditions. 

* Also there is further granted to M''. William Ting, in regard that 
his great Lott at Muddy River is not yet layd out, nor could be in 
regard the Bounders between Boston and Roxbury were but lately 
determined, and that now the number of his Persons and Cattell are 
increased, "there is further granted to him an hundred acrs more to 
be layd unto his Lott formerly granted. The Brethren's Lotte and 
the Commonage there alredy granted being first layd out. 

[37.] The same 27th day of the 11th moneth, January, 1639. 

Also Att this Meeting John Vyall, Weaver, is Allowed to 
be an Inhabitant. 



48 City Document No. 46. 

Also there is granted to Mr. Beniamin Keaj'ne a great Lott at 
Mount Wool3ston, of 200 Acrs (be it more or lesse), as it is 
aired}' la^yd out with markes and stakes towards the North with 
M^ Haulghes great Allottraent ; towards the East with Lands j'et 
in Common ; towards the South with Monetecott Ryver, and 
towards the West with the great P3-ne Swampe. 

Also there is granted 500 Acrs of Land at Mount Wooliston, 
Where it ma}' be Conveniently laN'd out for the use of the Can- 
oneere of Boston Wheresoever he is, or shall be, in the service 
thereof from time to time. 

Also there is granted to our Elder, M'. Thomas Olj'var, all the 
fresh meadow belonging to Boston Ij'ing under the foote of the 
great Hill at Muddy River next Newtowne bounds there. 

Also there is granted to Mr. William Coulbron, a parcell of fresh 
raeaddowe adioyning to the little fresh brooke parting betweene us 
and Newtowne bounds at Muddy River, and Running into Charles 
Ryver there. 

Also there is 2,000 Acrs to be sett a part at the Mount for the 
use of this Towne in the most Convenient place unallotted. 

The 24th day of the 12th moneth, called February, 1639. 

At a Meeting this day of M'. John Winthrop, Governor, M^ Rich- 
ard Bellingham, Treasurer, Captaine Edward Gibon, M'. Edward 
Ting, M^ William Coulbron, M^ John Cogan, M'. Robert Harding, 
and Jacob Elyott, there is granted to M^ Richard Parker a great 
Lott of 400 Acrs at the Mount, besides the hundred Acrs given to 
the Wharfe, and to be laid out together. 

Also there is granted to Lewys Kidby a houslott on the Marsh 
next unto John Lowes, twoe Rodds towards the Sea in bredth, and 
4 Rodds in length on the backeside. 

Also there is granted to William Blanton, Carpenter, a great 
Lott at Muddy River, for 3 heads, and a houslott on the necke 
Where it may be had. 

Also there is granted to Leonard Buttles, brickla^-er, a great 
Lott at Mudd}' River, for 4 heads. 

Also Edward Fletcher, Cutler, is Allowed to be an Inhabitant, and 
to have a housplott Where it may be had. 

Also there is leave granted to our brother Richard Brackett to 
mowe the Marsh lying in the Newfeild, Which he hath usually 
mowen, for this next Summer time. 

Also our brother, Arthure Perry, hath a housplott granted him. 

Also our brother, Richard Hogg, the like. 

Also our brother, John Hurd, the like. 

[38.] The same 24th day of the 12tli mon. Feb. 

At this Meeting William Briscoe, taylor, is Allowed to be an 
Inhabitant, and to have a great Lott, for eight heads, at the mount. 

Also John Marshall, husbandman, having served with our 
brother, M'. Edward Hutchinson, is allowed an Inhabitant. 

Also there is granted to ould Robert Wing a great Lott at Muddy 
River, for 4 heads. 

Also the like is granted to Lewys Kidby, Fisherman, for 2 heads, 
at the Mount, upon the Usuall Condition. 



Boston Town Recouds, 1()o9-40. 49 

The like is granted to John Moore, the Governors servant, for 3 
heads. 

The like is granted to brother Thomas Mek^'ns, the younger, for 
7 heads. 

The like is granted to George Barrell, Cooper, for 9 lieads there. 

The like is granted to William Kirkby, Fisherman, for 3 heads 
there. 

The like is granted to John Arnould, Plasterer, for 2 heads 
there. 

The' like is granted to Richard Carter, Saw^'er, for 3 heads there. 

The like is granted to Waters Sinnott, Fisherman, for 3 heads 
there. 

Also there is gi-anted to Thomas Jewell, of the Mount, Milner, 
for three lieads, 12 Aers, upon the Covenant of Ss. p. Acre. 

The like to M^ Danyell Welles, of the same, for 2U heads, 80 
Aers there, upon the same Covenant of 3,s. p. Acre. 

The like to Peter Brackett, of the same, for 12 heads, 48 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3.s. p. Acre. 

The like to Samnell Allen, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3.s. p. Acre. 

The like to Willyam Allyn,* of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

Jacob Wilson, of the same, hath the like, for 4 heads, 16 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Reade, of the same, for 11 heads, 44 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Robte Stephens, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Aers 
there, upon tlie same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Rose, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Aers there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Henry Addams, of the same, for 10 heads, 40 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

[39.] Tlie same 24th day of the 12th moneth, Feb. 1639. 

And at the same Meeting there was granted to Thomas Place, of 
Mount Woollystone, for 5 heads, 20 Aers there, upon the Covenant 
of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Jolni Harbar, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Aers 
there, upon tlie same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Beniamyn Albye, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Simons, of the same, for 10 heads, 40 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Marchant, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3.s-. p. Acre. 

The like to George Poffer, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John PafHyn, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 aers there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Robert Sharpe, of the same, for 4 heads, 16 aers 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

*Thi3 name may be read Allyce. 



50 City Document No. 46. 

The like to Joliu Dasset, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Bl3'sse, of the same, for 9 heads, 36 acrs 
there, npon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Gilbert, of the same, for 7 heads, 28 Acrs 
there, upoji the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Henry Neale, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Henr}' Mandslej', of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to James Covey, of the same, for 4 heads, 16 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Samuell Bitfeild, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to James Clarke, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to James Wiseman, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like is granted to John Collyns, of Monanticott, at Mount 
WooUystone, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs there, upon the same Covenant 
of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Christopher Collyns, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Aldrich, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Anthony Newton, of the same, for 3 heads, 12 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Mathew Smith, of the same, for 5 heads, 20 Acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

[40.] The same 24th day of the same 12th Moneth, Februar}-, 
1639. 

Att this Meeting there was granted to John French, of Monoti- 
cott, at Mount Woollj'stone, a great Lott there, for 5 heads, 20 
Acrs, and 20 Acrs more at his request to witt 40 Acrs in all there, 
upon the Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Miles, of the same, for 6 heads, and 20 Acrs 
more there, being in all 44 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. 
Acre. 

The like to Richard Rockett, of the same, for 5 heads, and 20 
Acrs more, there being in all 40 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Nicholas Hath^ya3•, of the same, for 4 heads, and 20 
Acrs more, there being in all 36 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre, 

The like to Thomas Bird, of the same, for 4 heads, and 20 Acrs 
more, being in all 36 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to George Sheppard, of the same, for 2 heads, and 10 
Acrs more, there being in all 18 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3s. p. Acre. 

The like to Thomas Tayer, of the same, for 9 heads, and 40 
Acrs more, there being in all 76 Acrs, upon the same Covenant of 
3 s. p. Acre. 



Boston Town Records, 1640. 51 

The like to Danyell Lovell and his motlier, of the same, for 3 
heads, 12 Acrs tliere, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to David Rogers, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 acrs 
there, upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

The like to John Onj-on, of the same, for 2 heads, 8 Acrs there, 
upon the same Covenant of 3s. p. Acre. 

Alsoe at this Meeting it appeared by a "Writing under the 
hand of one Will3-am Mavver, late of this Towne, husbandman, 
dated the 7th day of this r2th moneth Called February-, 1G39, that the 
said Wilh'am Mawer hath for the sume of £15, unto him in hand 
payd, sould to Captaine Edward Gibon, of the same, one house and 
garding plott, Conteyning b}- estimacon half an Acre (be it more or 
lesse) with the building thereupon and appurtenances Whatsoever 
belonging to the same, within this Towne now in the occupation 
of one Willyam Teffe, taylor, unto him the said Captaine Gibou 
and to his heirs and Assignes forever. 

Also at this Meetinge our brethren Edward Randsford and Wil- 
lyam Hudson are appointed to accompany the Surveyor to laye out 
the planting ground at Long Hand, and they are to beginne at the 
P^ast end, and if any have bestowed any labor upon that Which 
shall fall to anotlier man, he Whoe shall enio^-e the benefitt there- 
of, shall eyther allow for the Charge, or Cleare soe much for the 
other. 

[41.] The 30th day of the 1st moneth, called March, 1640. 

Att a jNIeeting this day of M'. John Winthrop, Governor, Cap- 
taine Edward Gibon, M'. William Colbron, M''. William Ting, M^ 
John Cogan, and Jacob Elyott. 

On this day Captaine Edward Gibon, for the Some of £16, hath 
sould unto Willyam Teffe, of this Town, taylor, and to his heires 
and assignes forever, one house and garding plott, with the buildings 
thereupon and appurtenances belonging to the same. Within this 
Towne, sometime Willyam Hudson's, the elder, and now in the 
possession of the said Willyam Tetfe, and Which he the said Cap- 
taine Gibon lately purchased of one Willyam Mawer, late of this 
Towne, husbandman. 

Also it is ordered, that M'. Willyam Coulbron and Jacob Elyott 
shall sett out to brother John 0(llyn such quantity of Marsh ground 
at Muddy River as they shall thinke Convenient for him, and shall 
Certify the same at the next Towne's meeting that a pryce may be 
sett of the same, upon payment Whereof the said Marsh ground to 
be granted to the said John Odlyn and to his heirs forever. 

Also, Consideration to be had of brother Sargient Savage, his 
demand to have the overplus land at Hogg Hand, Which he bought 
of divers men, sett out unto him. 

Also, at this Meeting John Freind, Carpenter, now dwelling in 
this Towne, is to be allowed an Inhabitant thereof. 

Also, John Palmer, Carpenter, now dwelling here, is to be 
allowed an Inhabitant, if he can gett an house, or land to sett an 
house upon (it being not proper to allowe a man an Inhabitant 
Withou[t] habitation. 

Also William Needham of the Mount, hath granted him 12 Acrs 
there. 



52 ,CiTY Document No. 46. 

Also agreed upon that henceforth there shalbe noe land granted 
eyther for housplott or garden to any person out of the open ground 
or Common Feild Whicli is left betweene the Gentry Hill and M^ 
Colbrons end ; Except 3 or 4 Lotts to make up the streete from 
bro. liobte Walkers to the Round Marsh. 

Also it is ordered that notice shalbe given b}' the Cunstable unto 
such as have not built upon their house Lotts which have beene 
sett out to them above a 3'eare, that they come to the next meeting 
to shew Cause why their Lotts should not be granted to others 
according to the Originall grant ; and if they come not, that then 
the Towne "Will dispose of them. 

Also it is agreed that Edward Baytes (in regard of his absence 
at Isle Sables) shalbe allowed 6 monethes to build upon his Lott ; 
otherwise he Consents to leave it to the Towne, his Charges being 
allowed to the Value. 

Also it is ordered that the Streete from M'. Atherton Haulghes 
to the Centr^- hill to be layd out, and soe kept open for ever. 

Also the great Lott formerly granted to Thomas Hawkins, at the 
Mount is now Conlirmed to Him, and 5 Acrs more Added to it, in 
regard of some damage he sustavnes in the groun<l Where he 
dwells, by the laying out of Highwayes on both sides of it. 

Also M'. Willyam Colbron and Jacob KUyot are appointed to lay 
out the high Wa3"es at Muddy River, towards Cambridge. 

Also William Davis, gunsmyth, hath granted him a great Lott 
of 20 Acrs at the Mount, upon the usual Covenant for such Lotts. 

Also it is agreed that William Hudson, the elder, shalbe Com- 
mended to the Court, that he may have Allowance to kcepe an 
Ordinar}'. 

William Briscoe, Taylor, hath granted him an houslott in the Way 
betweene Robte Walkers and the Round marsh, to be sett out by 
M''. Colbron and Jacob P^llyott. 

Also it is ordered that Richard Fairebancke and William Salter 
shall looke to the fences in the feild next Roxbury, and likewise 
Benianiin Gillam and Edmund Jacklyn for the Fort feild, also Wil- 
liam Hudson and Edward Bendall for the new feild, and M"". 
Valentine Hill and John Button for the milne feild fences. 

[42.] The -'Oth day of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1G40. 

Captaine Edward Gibon and M"". William Tinge Chosen for the 
Committees or Deputyes of this Towne for this next Generall 
Court. 

The 27th day of the 2d moneth, called Aprill, 1G40. 

At a meeting this day of M'. John Winthropp, Governor, M'. 
Richard Bellingham, Assistant, Captaine Edward Gibbones, M^ 
William Colbron, M'. William Ting, John Cogan, Jacob Eliott. 

Ordered, First, that William Hibbins have his greate Lotte at 
muddy River (yf it be there to be had) as neare his land he bought 
as may be without wrong to others ; and for this end M". Colebron 
and goodman Eliott are to vue the place, and Certitie at the next 
meeting what may bee donne. 

2dly. There is graunted to M'. William Ting a parcell of the 



Boston Town Records, 1640. 53 

marsh lieing next that he bought of M^ John Oliver, 4 Eodd in 
breadth, and see the whole length of the marsh. 

3rdl3'. Upon M'. Tresurers* motion for a peece of marsh at the 
end of that where his sawpitt is, It is referred to view before the 
next meeting. 

4I3'. For the difference betwixt M^ Oliver and Nich. Carter about 
a fence, Carter is for the present to make up the fence he pulled 
downe. And yf the next Generall Court shall make an}' order for 
fences it shall bee disposed accordingl}'. 

51y. Samuell Sherman is alowed a Lott at the mount for fifteene 
heads. 

6. John Scarlett is allowed a lott at the mount for twoe heads. 

7. Ed. Goodwine is alowed a lott at the mount for twoe heads. 

8. Samuell Sherman is allowed that his Cowe house may stand 
neare Roxburie gate, where it now is, and he is inioyned to sett his 
fence straight, soe as he doe not incroch upon the high way. 

9. The parcell of marsh at Hogg Island is tendered to goodman 
Marshall and goodman Raynolds and B. Gridley, to be sould to 
them att such rates as shall be agreed. 

fll. Peter the dutch man, is allowed one acre at Long Island. 

12. The house Lott formerly graunted to Biblile, which he hath 
forfetted for not building upon it, according to the order. Is now 
graunted to Joh. Robertsonne, provided he bu3lt upon it within six 
monethes. 

13. John Woodward is allowed a howselott next Henry Gray, 
provided he build upon it within six moneths. 

[43.] 14. Robert Walker is alowed the howse lott next his 
house to make a garden, Provided that he put of that which is 
now his garden on the other side the way, to be a house Lott. 

15. Ed. Goodwine is graunted a howse Lott next to VVillia. 
Briscowe, provided hee build on it within six monethes. 

16. Ed. Grosse is graunted a Lott for twoe heads at muddy 
River, if it be there to be had after former graunts are served. 

17. Natha : Willis is spared for Cleareing halfe an acre of his 
ground at spectackell Island, in regard his servant did scald his 
legg. 

18. James Davis is allowed three acres at long Island. 

19. Seriant Savage is graunted tenn acres of upland at hogg 
Island for £4, to be set out of the over plus Land. 

20. All drie Cattle are to bee removed of the neck within foure- 
teene dayes upon paine of five shillings the weeke for every beast, 
except workeing beese, and noe man is to keepe above twoe Cowes. 

21. Willia. Hibbins is Chosen Treasurer for the towne stock, 
which shall arise of sale of Lands, or by any other waies then by 
ordinary rates, to Continue untill another be Chosen in his place. 

22. George Burden, his Lott at long Island is (by his Consent) 
assigned to Ed. Jacksonne. 

23. John Odline is to have 8 Acres of marsh at muddle river for 
£4, which he payd downe ; and Ed. Grubb six acrs there for £3 ; and 

* The margin says Mr. Bellingham's motion, 
t No item No. 10 is on the Record. 



54 City Document No. 46. 

Ben. Gillum 10 Acrs for £5 ; and Job. Davis 8 Acis for £4. to be 
set out by M'. Coleburne and Goodman Eliott after M'. Ilibbins is 
served. 

24, All swine are to be sufFicientlv j^ocked, except such as have 
a keeper with them, upon paine of forfeture for every swine above six 
weekes ould not so yocked ; 2s. for every time any swine shall be 
taken unyocked, whereof the one halfe shall goe to the prosecutor ; 
this order is to take place from the 8th of the 3d moneth. 

25. The residue of the ground not grauuted at long island (yf 
an}' be) is grauuted to Ben : Gillum. 

The 25th of the 3d moneth, called May, 1640. 

At a meeting this da}' of M"'. William Ting, Treasurer, M"". Wil- 
liam Coleburne, M'. John Cogan, Brother Jacob Eliott, and William 
Hibbins, it was ordered 

Imprymis : M^ Edward Ting is grauuted to digg Turfe of the 
Island lieing among the flatts by mill feild going to Charlestowne. 

[44.] Also to William Hibbins is grauuted a parcell of meddowe 
at Muddy River Containing b}' estimation about 10 Acres inclosed 
by a greate swanipe on the one side and greate rocks on the other, 
provided it fall not in an}' former graunt ; if wee can better 
accomodate him heare after he is content to resigne liis againe. 

It is agreede and Consented unto in regard our brother Everell 
hath a great parcell of woode and timber to land heare this present 
yeare, he shall use to himselfe for the time being, namely, for this 
present winter following of the quautitie of eight Rodds or there 
about, betweene the beach and the sea, and that the timber he may 
rowle upon the marsh, provided he keepe a faire passage for other 
men to passe with their wood or with any other Loadeing. 

Chrystopher Stanley is promised the refnsall of six acres of 
upland in Hog iland on purchase, yf it be here to be sould. 

There is an over plus of land in brother Buttons greate lotte at 
Mount Wollaston, the which is to make up the lotts of those 
breethren that are shorte in theires, and the residue is to be sould, 
and the money to bee put into the towne Tresury of Boston. 

As alsoe another parcell of land lieing neare the new fence, the 
which for like purpose is to be sould. 

The 29th of the 4th moneth, 1G40. 

At a meeting this day of M'. Richard Bellingham, Deputie, M'. 
John Winthrop, M^ Ting, M''. Cogan, M'. Coleburne, Brother 
Eliott, and William Hibbins, it was Ordered 

That the 400 Acres formerly grauuted JM"". Richard Parker, 
together with the 100 Acres due to him, in right of the wluirfe, are 
now appoynted to bee set out to him upon monotacott River next 
to M"". Beniamine Canes farme, and soe in all he is to have 500 
acres in the same place. 

Cotton Flack hath a howse lott grauuted him in the way from 
M"'. Coleburnes house to the sea next to Goodman Briscoes. 

Robert Howen is grauuted a greate lott upon the land near 
Braintree for fower heads. 

John Riall hath a greate Lott grauuted him at the mount for 4 
heades. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1640. 55 

[45.] George Barrell is graiiuted to have that acre of ground 
at Spectackell Island which was passed over to him by Goodman 
Smith. 

The last 2d day of the 5th moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of the deputies, M"". Winthropp, Captaine 
Gibons, M'. Ting, M'. Coleburne, M'. Cogan, brother Eliott, and 
William Hibbins, It was ordered, 

And time was given to those, the brethren, with otliers of the 
mount, upon their request that the payment for some Certaine parte 
of the land they hould there according to an order agreed on afore 
entered in this sa3'd boolce should bee as followeth : The first pay- 
ment on the 3d da}^ of the 10th month, 1640, at wiiich time the 
one-halfe is to be pa3'd either in Corne, Cattle, or moneys accord- 
ing to the then rate of Corne. or Cattle. And the other parte or 
halfe on the 3d day of tlie 10th month, 1641, in the like, to bee 
payd in into the towne tresurie of Boston. 

Tlie 31st of the 6th moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this day of M''. Deputie, M\ Coleburne, W. Cogan, 
brother Eliott, and William Hibbins. 

William Douglas is allowed to be a townseman, he behaving 
himselfe as becometh a Christian man. 

It is also ordered, that the parcell of marsh ground unallotted 
at hogg Island, formerly tendered to our Brother Marshall, brother 
Gridley, and brother Raynolds to purchase, is now resigned up to 
our Brother Marshall, b}' our brother Ra^'nolds and our brother 
Gridley, hee pacing for the same twenty shillinges worth in postes 
and railes for the townes use. 

Theodor Atkinsone is graunted his greate Lott, for twoe heades 
at muddle River, yf it be there to bee had after others are served 
that had their graunts before him. 

The 28th of the 7th moneth, 1640. 

At a generall townes meeting, M^ William Tinge, Treasurer, 
and William Hibbins are appoynted deputies for this the next 
generall Courte. 

At the same meeting there were chosen Townsmen for the six 
moneths following, M^ Richard Bellingham, Deputie, M"". John 
Winthropp, senior, M^ William Ting, Treasurer, Captaine Edward 
Gibons, M''. William Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, M''. John 
Nugate, M''. Atherton Howgh, and William Hibbins. 

For surveiors of the high waies, M'. eTohn Nugate and Brother 
Jonathan Xegus ; and for towne Crier, William Courser. 

[46.] [Blank in the original.] 

[47.] The 28th of the 7th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this day of Captaine Edward Gibones, M^ AVilliam 
Ting, senr., M'. Coleburne, brother Eliott, and William Hibbins. 

Mr. Henry Webb graunted 200 acrs at mount willaston, beyond 
monotocott river, adio3'ning M^ Edward Ting and M"'. Edward 
Hutchinson's farmes. 

At the same meeting our Brother Robert Scott hath the like 
200 acrs graunted him thei-e, namely, adioyning to our brother 
Webb's, without alowance for rockienes or swampe. 



56 City Document No. 46. 

The 26th day of the 8th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this day of M''. Richard Bellingham, Depntie, 
John Wlnthrop, Esquire, M''. Atherton Ilowgh, M^ William Ting-, 
Captaine Edward Gibones, M'". Nuegate, M^ Coleburne, brother 
Jacob Eliott, and M'. William Ilibbins. 

There is soiild to our brother John Odline one Acre and halfe of 
marsh at muddy river, adio3'ning the 8 acres formerly sould him, 
for which he hath payd in hand 15s. 

Also at the same meeting our brother Thomas Grubb and our 
brother, Garrett Bworne are ai>poynted overseers of the fence at 
muddy river in the Common feyld to See it made by the first of 
Aprill ; and in default of every Rod not then repaired and made, 
the owners of the said land are to forfett 3s. Ad. p. rod ; and the 
said overseers shall have power to distraine for mone3-s soe groing 
due. 

Our brother Peter Oliver graunted unto him sixtie acrs of Land 
at muddy river, yf it bee there to be had ; of the which there is 
graunted some marsh, if there be any there, always provided that 
the graunts before graunted are first served. 

Our Brother James Oliver hath graunted to him 40'"' acres at 
muddy river, if it be there to be had, when those afore graunted 
are served. 

There is at this meeting a bridg appoynted to be made at muddy 
river ; M'. Colelmrne, our brother Eliott, and our brother Peter 
Oliver arc appoynted to see the same donne. 

[48.] ihe Bridge to bee built at Romne}' marsh is to be 
donne with all speede, and M"". Cogan hath undertaken to see the 
same donne for the Towne of Boston. 

There is likewise granted this day to William Hibbins three 
hundred acrs of land at mudy river, bounded by Cambridge line 
on the one side, M^ William Tinge on the other side, and Dedhame 
line on the other, with the ordinary allowance for rockes, etc. 

Our brother John Biggs hath sould unto him 4 acres of marsh 
at Muddy river, for 10.s. p. acr, the former grants being made 
good. 

Our brother William Talmage being layd out shorte of his former 
graunt at muddy river, hath graunted him to be added thereto 5 
acrs, yf it may be la^-d out adjoyning to his former graunt, and 
bounding upon Cambridge Line. 

Also he hath graunted him 3 acres of marsh at muddy river, pay- 
ing therefor 10.s. per acre, if it be tliere to be had, when former 
graunts are performed. 

He hath alsoe graunted him an acre and a halfe at long Island, 
or lesse, if it be there to bee had, after former graunts are served. 

Our Brother Ed Fletcher hath graunted him a greate Lott at 
muddy river, for 3 heads, the which is supposed was formerly 
graunted him. 

Evan Thomas is to be taken into Consideration for becoming a 
townesman with us. 

Leonard Buttall desires leave to make a lime kill of Fox hill, the 
which is to be Considered farther of. 

It is ordered at this present meeting that there shall be noe more 



Boston Town Records, 1640-1. 57 

land graunted at muddy river, nor the mount, untill such lands as 
are ah-ed_y graunted are hayd out, and the residue of the Land 
kuowne what the acrs are. 

The last of the 9th moncth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this day of Richard Bellinghara, Esquire, Deputy 
Governor, John Winthrop, senior, esquire, M''. Atherton Howgh, 
M"'. William Ting, senior, Captaine Edward Gibones, M"". Xuegate, 
M^ Coleburne, brother Eliott, and William Hibbins. 

There is graunted to our brother Richard Fayi'ebanck to mowe 
the same marsh in the nne fejdd that hath bene formerly mowne 
by him this yeare following. 

[49.] In the same feild there is graunted to our brother Ed- 
mond Jackline to mow^e the same marsh that hath bene formerly 
mowen by our brother Pease this present year. 

M"'. William Ting, his Alotment formerl}' graunted him at 
muddy river, eonteyning 600 acres in all, is thus bounded : namely, 
with lands as yet in Common towards the north east ; with Rox- 
bury land towards the southeast ; with Dedham land toward the 
south west ; and with land graunted William Hibbins toward the 
north w'est. 

The lands of M^ Rich. Bellingham's, lieing at Winnisimett, 
belonging to the towne of Boston, are bounded with the land of 
William Steedsonne, of Charles towne, and with Charles towaie 
lands, limitted b}' fences and marsh towards the norewest, with 
a winter fresh water runnell and ponder home Creeke, parting 
betweene the land of M'. Bellinghame and M"". Nicolas Parker, of 
Boston, towards the north East, with the salt water on all other 
parts towards the east, and south and west ; all the lands within 
said Limitts and bounds belong to M''. Bellingham. 

The 28th of the 10th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquii'e, Deputy 
Governor, John Winthrop, senior. Esquire, M"". Atherton Hough, 
M^ William Ting, M'. Coleburne, M'. Nuegate, brother Jacob 
Eliot, and William Hibbins. 

John Arnall haveing formerly graunted him one acre and a halfe 
at Long Island, and being sicke. Could make use but of an aero 
thereof. Its graunted that he have full proportion, according to his 
former graunt. 

Miles Tarne hath graunted him the overplus of that land in that 
plott of ground where John Arnald's planting ground lieth, 3'f there 
remaine any overplus, and to his acre and halfe, and yf the same 
be not la3'd Claime to b}' an}- former graunt. 

Our brother Day desireth at muddy River to have a lott, and the 
townsemen have taken it into Consideration. 

The townsemen have taken into Consideration likewise the sute 
of Miles Tarne for a lott for heads. 

There is graunted to Thomas Bell a swamp lieing on the north 
side, next to Goodman Jacksonne's, 3-f it be not afore graunted, 
and yf it-amount not to above an acre at Long Island. 

[50.] Our brother Alexander Beck is graunted to mowe this 



58 City Document No. 46. 

ensueinp; somer a parcell of marsh in the nue fe3'kl neare the place 
where M^ Howgh takes boate, if it bee not formerl}- graunted. 

The rate made by the townsemen, amounting to £179, tlie 13th 
of the 10th moneth, 1640, for the discharge of the contre}^ leav^', 
was delivered to M'. Henry Webb, Constable of Boston. 

At this meeting of the 28th of the 10th moneth, our brother John 
Button is chosen by the townsemen Constable in the roome of M'. 
John Cogan. 

The 25th of the 11th moneth, 1640. 

Att a meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham, esquire 
and deputie Governor, John Winthrop, esquire, M'. Atherton 
Howgh, M"'. William Ting, Captaine Edward Gibones, M"". John 
Nuegate, M'. William Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, and William 
Hibbins. 

Our Sister Purton, widdow, is graunted for this yeare following 
to mowe the marsh in the nue feild which our sister Mellowes hath 
bene formerly graunted to mowe. 

Our brother Button hath time to Consider untill the next meeting 
whether or noe he will purchase the overplus of land which ioyneth 
to his Lott at the mount, namely upon these termes : that he sell 
to our brother Marten Saunders and our brother George Ruggels 
so much land of his else where at the same rate hee is to pay for 
it, 12s. per acr, hee or whoe ever bieth the same is to pay his 
portion for fenceing. 

Our brother Tho. Savage hath sould unto him at this meeting 
one acre of upland at Hogg Island for 8.s., formerl}' graunted to 
Abraham Warren, as also hath given unto him halfe an acre of 
marsh at the same Island, lieing at the poynt of the Island next 
to Winnesimet. 

Evan Thomas is accepted for a townseman at this meeting. 

Henry Dawson is also accepted for a Townsman. 

They are both to bee taken notice of for land at Deare Island, 
if it be disposed of for Tilleg. 

Evan Thomas for six heads. 

Henry Dawsonne for three. 

M^ Winthropp, M^ Tinge, and Captaine Gibones are appoynted 
to vue the land adioyning M''. Bworne's liowse for a place [51] 
for building the shipp, the which he desires may be given him for 
the same use. 

.Edw. Arnoll is taken into Consideration until the next meeting 
to beecom a townsman. 

M'. Christopher Stanley hath graunted unto him an acre of land, 
be it more or less, upon the little Island at Hogg Island, adioyning 
to the 10 acres that seriant Savag hath purchased, 3'f it be not 
former I3' graunted. 

Richard Bennett is accepted for a Townsman. 

Thomas Stanburie is accepted for a Townsman. 

The 22d of the last moneth, 1640. 

At a meeting this present da}' by Richard Bellingham, Esquire, 
deputie governor, John AVinthrop, Esquire, M^ Atherton Howgh, 



Boston Town Records, 1641. 59 

Captaine Edward Gibones, M"". William Ting, senior, W. Cole- 
burne, M''. Nnegate, brother Jacob Eliot, and William Ilibbins. 

Abraham Hagburne is admitted a townseman. 

Richard Sandford admitted a townsman, who also desireth a lott 
when an^'are to be grauntod. 

Abraham Perrie hath acqnainted the townsmen with the sale of 
his howse, in Boston, and Lott, 

Brother Wright, of Bra_yntree, is to pa^' for the alianation of 60 
acres of land, at Is. 2d. an acre, the which amounteth to £3 10s., 
and is to pa^' it in to M''. Bworne, towards the buylding of the shipp. 

Brother Steeven Kingsley is to have his foure Acres, formerly 
graunted, to bee mad 7 acrs npon a head, allowing for the same as 
othei's have done, and are to doe. 

At this meeting onr brother Button hath accepted of the re- 
maynder of land adio^'ning to that land of his within the knight's 
neck, soe called, at Bra^'ntree, the which amounted unto 25 acrs 
and a halfe, for which he is to pay 12s. per acre, in consideration 
whereof he is to alowe to our brother Saunders and brother Ruggles 
that land which was his, without the fence, amounting to 22 acres, 
be it more or less, at the same rate, namely, for 12s. per acre. 

There is also twoe acres and a half within the same neck, the 
which brother Peniman hath, he also is to pay after the rate of 12s. 
per acre for the towne stocke of Boston. 

Brother Edward Jackson is alowed the same marsh he formerly 
mowed in the nue feild for this next Crop. 

Brother Sweete is to be Considered for a greate Lott. 

Leonard Buttall to have layd out by Captaine Gibones a place at 
Fox hill to burne lime during the towne's pleasure. 

Phillip Rice is accepted for a townseman. 

That which Beniamine Alby is to pay to the towne of Boston for 
the land he bought of our "brother Button, at mount willaston, 
cometh unto £1 17s. 8c?. 

[5^.] Brother Courser, of Boston, hath sould and resigned 
up his lott at muddy river, it being 10 Acres, to our Brother Alex- 
ander Beck, of the same towne. 

The graunt of the towne of Boston . to M^ John Winthropp, 
Esquire, of the twoe hills, with some barren marsh adioyning 
there unto, be it more or lesse, liing next to pulling poynt, is thus 
bounded : towards the north with Land of M''. AVilliam Pirce, and 
with the salt water on all other partes 

It is ordered. That whatsoever allowance for Rockes or swampes 
our brother M''. John Oliver hath formerl}- made, or hereafter 
shall make, in the allotments of the inhabitants of this towne, shall 
of right belong unto them, unlesse the towne see cause to alter any 
thing before they be recorded by their bounds and limits iu the 
town's booke. 

The 29 th of the 1st moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this present day by Richard Bellingham, esquire, 
deputie governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Captaine Edward 
Gibones, M"'. William Tnig, senior, M''. Coleburue, brother Jacob 
Eliot, and William Hibbins. 



60 City Docuiment No. 46. 

Our brother John Leveret is graunted that little plott of marish 
in the nue feild, it being 3 rodd or there about. 

It is graunted that those Lotts formerly graunted our twoe 
Elders, M'. Oliver and M''. Leverett, in the full proportion of land 
as it now lieth, shall, b}- this order, be confined unto them, although 
their Lotts doe amount to a greater quantit}' of land than was 
intended at the graunting thereof. 

Our brother M". Richard Parker and our brother Everall are 
appoynted survaiors for the new feild by sentrj'hill for this present 
3'eare ; And the streete to goe up to the same is to bee reserved for 
the towne's use. 

William Courser, our brother, hath leave to sell his bowse to 
Gawen Andersonne, of Eocksburie. 

That parcell of ground at Long island, formerl}' graunted to our 
brother Talmage, be it more or lesse, is now Consented unto that 
our brother William Wilsonne shall have it, paing to Goodman 
Tarne for the labor he hath bene at upon the same. 

It is ordered that if an}' hogges be found not sufficiently yocked 
by the 7tii of 2d mo., 1641, that the owner of such hogges or 
swine shall pa}' for every hogg or sAvine soe taken up, or found, 
halfe a bushel of Come. And that the same hogg or swine is to 
bee keept in the pound 24 howres, and if it be not owned by that 
time then they are to be sent to Deare Island, and not to be fetched 
thence untill full satisfaction be made, viz. : 3d. for pounding and 
for carege, and for wrong done, if any bee. 

[53.] It is also ordered that if any goates be without a keep 
after the 14th day of the next moneth, that the owners of them shall 
forfett for every goate soe found halfe a bushel of Corne, and 3d. for 
pounding, where they are to remaine 24 howres, namel}', in the 
pound, and if not owned by that time, then to be sent to deare 
Island, where they are to remayne iintill the}' have given full 
satisfaction. 

Noe man is to suffer any wood or other timber to lie in the 
streetes above 4 dayes, but upon their owne ground, upon the for- 
feyture of id. per day for every load of wood or timber found soe 
lieing. 

The 26th of the 2d moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this present day by Richard Bellingham, Esquire, 
deputie Governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Captaine Edward 
Gibones, M''. William Ting, senior, M"". Nuegate, M'. Colcburne, 
brother Eliot, and William Hibbens. 

Our brother ]\r. Wentworth Day hath graunted him 100 acres 
of land for his greate Lott at Mu(ldy River out of a parte of that 
land which was appoynted for the Comune. 

It is also graunted to our brother James Jonson, our brother 
Button, and Goodman Tarne, to make use of a rodd a peece of 
land, namely : three rodd in the whole, adioyning unto Wm. Ilib- 
bins, his garden pale on the one side, and soe over towards our 
Elder Oliver's little bowse, and downe to the Creeke eastward, and 
up to the high w-ay westward, to make use of for dressing his 
leather, not (misuseing ?) the same, soe be it bee not noysome to any 



Boston Town Kecords, 1G41. 61 

of the neigbbowrebood, and to boiild it untill tbe towne doe reiiuire 
them to yeild up the same. 

There is gvaunted to our elder Leverett twoe acrs, or there 
about, of marsh or meadow, being upon Charles river, abutting 
on the Creelv that partes Cambridge and Boston. 

There is graunted to our brother Henrj- ^yebb to purchase 3 
acres of marsh at muddy river, yf it be there to be had. 

William Hibbins hath Confirmed unto him that fresh marsh 
which was formerly graunted him at muddy river, valued at 10 
acrs formerly, but proveth to bee about 18 acres, bounded with a 
rocke the one side, and a great swampe on the other. 

The 27th of the 3d moneth, called May, 1641. 

Att a generall Towne meeting, upon publique notice, M"". Wil- 
liam Tynge, Treasurer, and JNT. William Hibbins are Chosen 
Deputyes for the service of the next general Court. 

j\T. Bellingham, Deputy Governor, M''. Wintlu-op, esqre, M^ 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, M''. William Hibbins, William 
Coleborne, Jacol) Eliott, James Penne, and Jolin Oliver, are 
chosen to order the Town's occasions for these six months next 
ensueing. 

The 31st of the 3d moneth, 1641. 

Att a meeting this present day, by Richard Bellingham, Esq're, 
Governor, John Winthrop, sen'r, Esq're, M^ William Ting, seu'r, 
Captaine Edward Ilibones, M''. Coleburne, brother Jacob Eliott, 
brother James Penn, brother John Oliver and William Hibbins. 

John 8erch is admitted a townsman, he behaveing liimselfe 
inoffensiveh'. 

[54.] Upon the heareing of the Cause in difference betweene 
our Brother, M'. Atherton Howgli, one the one side, and our 
brother William Cheseborowe, brother Write, with others of our 
breethren and freinds at the mount on the other side, Its consented 
unto by our brother Howgh, to and with our breethren and friends 
at the mount aforesaid, that brother Howgh, for his parte, doth 
3-ield up all Claime in that marsh which in his neck 

of land at the mount, contayning abcKit 60 acres, unto the sayd 
Claimers thereof. And our brethren and freinds there aforesa^-d 
doe consent and agree that our brother M'. Howgh sludl enioy 
peaceably to himselfe and his assignes forever all that necke of 
land adioA-ning to the sayd marsh aforesaid, according to a former 
order entered in this booke to the same purpose. 

Its ordered by us, who for the time present are appoynted for 
the ordering of the affaires of the towne, that all those who have 
land in sentry hill feyld, either upland or marsh, shall pay for 
ever}- acre the}' there hould, after the rate of Is. an acre, towards 
the mayntaining of the fence thereof. 

Its ordered that all dry cattle shall be driven of the necke, and 
not be suflered to abide there, except Riding horses and draught by 
the 5th of 4th mo., 1641. 

Our brother John Davies and our brother Tho. Buttolph shall 
agree with a Co we keep for the towne for the present summer. 



62 City DoctrMEXT No. 46. 

Our brother Samiiell Sherman hath graunted him to mow that 
parte of marsh in the neck this present summer that hee mowed 
the last. 

Our brother Robert Turner is graunted that land which lieth 
betweene his lott and Cambridge nue line, soe fare as the lemyts 
of his lott retcheth it lieing along by the side thereof, and noe 
further. 

The 28th of the 4th moneth, called June, 1641. 

At a meeting this present da}' of Richard Bellingham, Esq're, 
Governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, Capt. Edward Gibones, AVil- 
liam Tynge, Treasurer, William Hibbens, William Colbron, Jacob 
Eliott, James Penne, John Oliver. 

It is ordered that our brother Henry Webbe, bro. James Penne, 
and Bro. Stodder shall take up the accounts of M"". John Coggain. 

It is ordered that our bro. Everill and our bro. Burden shall 
have leave to sinke a pitt at the upper end of the wharfe, before 
our bro. Burden's house, and to Putt a vessell therein (so that 
they cover the same) to water their leather in ; and if it be found 
an annoyance to the Towne, then the}- are to fill it up againe. 

To our bro. Tho. Scottua is granted a small quantit}' of salt 
marish lying betweene his great lott and Charles River. 

[55.] The 26th of the 5th moneth, 1641. 

At the meeting this present day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, 
Governor, John Winthrop, Esquire, William Tynge, Treasurer, 
William Hibbens, William Colbron, Jacob Eliott, John Oliver. 

Robert Wing hath graunted to him 20 bushels of Indian Corne, 
for looking to the lowe water marke in Centr}' feild this j'eare, to 
be paid him by the acre. 

It is Ordered that the Constables of Boston shall pay those 
workmen that were emplojed about the way at Rumne}- marsh, 
betweene Winnesemett and Lynne, at Is. 6d. a da}' ; if it be payd 
in Indian corne, they are to have it at 3s. a bushel. 

Anthony vStanyarne is graunted to be a Townsman. 

Our brother John Oliver is chosen Treasurer for the Towne, and 
to keep the Towne's booke. 

Its agreed that our bro. Beamsly is to be payd for 10 rods of 
Causway done by him on the further side of the bridge at Rumney 
marsh, at Gs. per rodde, together with a small parcell of worke on 
the hither side of the said Bridge, which cometh to Is. 6d. ; in all, 
£3 Is. 6cZ. 

Henry Stevens graunted a great lott at mount Wollaston, alias 
Brayntry, for five heads. 

The 27th of the 7th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Governor,' 
John Winthrop, Esquire, William Tynge, Treasurer, Captaine 
Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliott, James Penne, John 
Oliver. 

Its agreed that for the maintenance of the high wayes, the Richer 
sort of Inhabitants shall aflford three dayes' worke of one man 



Boston Town Records, 1641. 63 

(except such as have Teanies) ; the men of middle estate, two 
dayes worke ; and the poorer sort one day, to be Ordered according 
to the Discretion of the snrveigliours for the high wayes ; and 
every Teame in the Towne is to alTord one daye's work, nnder the 
Penalt}' of 26". a da}' for each man that is defective in Affording 
his helpe according to Appointment, and 8s. per day if carts be 
defective ; to be Levyed by Distresse by the Surveyghonrs of the 
High-Wayes. 

Its Agreed that William Tynge, Treasurer, and James Penne 
shall Rectif}' the Accounts Concerning Charge of Fencing in the 
mill feild, and allow to Each man an equall Proportion, according 
to their Charges expended. 

David Phippen is admitted to be a Townsman, and to have a 
howse lott, if it can be found. 

There is an house-lott graunted to John Search neare unto the 
house lott of Robert Walker. 

There is granted unto Job Judkin to have a great lott for five 
heads at Mount Wollaston alias Braintr}-. 

There is granted and sold unto John Bigs (for forty shillings, 
already payd by Worke about the magistrate's seat) a parcell of 
marish ground l^'ing in the Sentinell-hill-feild, conte3'ning one acre 
and a halfe, more or lesse, bounded with the salt water shore toward 
the North W. ; with a salt Creeke towards the North ; with Land 
belonging to John Leveritt, parted by a Ditch, towards the East ; 
with the ui)land adjoyning toward the West and South West ; to 
belong unto him, and his he^'res for ever. 

The 29th of the 9th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, Esquire, Governor, 
John Winthrop, Esquire, William Tynge, Treasurer, William Col- 
bron, Jacob Eiiott, James Penne, John Oliver. 

Samson Shore is Admitted to be a Townsman. 

Its Ordered that the Constables shall Pay unto Robert Turner 
for diet for the Townsmen £2 18s. 

[56.] There is Granted unto John Palmer, Sen., an Allot- 
ment at Mount Wollaston, alias Braintry, for two heads. 

Edward Arnold is Admitted to be a Townesman. 

Its Ordered that the Constables shall Pay unto John Bigs six 
pounds, six shillings, ten pence, for worke about the Magistrate's 
seat. 

There is granted to Valentine Hill, of Boston, Merchant, and 
his Associates, their executors, administratours and assignes, 
all the wast ground (common highway and proprieties reserved) 
from the Point of the Marish betweene M'. AVilliam Tynge's 
Palle and John Lowe's howse there, as it is now staked out, to 
the uppermost Corner of M^ Edward Tynge's Proprietie neare 
the key, alread^^ staked out, and so round by Edward Bend- 
alle's to the Point fore mentioned, for so man}' yeares as the Charge 
they shall bestowe in Purchase of their neighbours their late 
wharfinge, and in Building, making and repairing such wharfes, 
creekes or coves within this five yeares now next Comming shall 
amount unto, accounting after nine yeares' time to be allowed for, 



64 City Docoiext No. 46. 

one hundred pounds, and ratcnl)ly for all the charge to be bestowed, 
as aforesayd, this term to begin at the expiration of tlie sayd five 
yeares. And the said Valentine Hill and his Associates, tlieir 
executors, administratours, and assignes, are allowed to takeTun- 
nage of all such vessells and wharfage of all such goods as shall 
there arrive, or make use thereof during the sayd termes, Provided 
all such whose grounds doe butt on the wast ground above granted, 
or high wayes there, shall be free to import, land and export within 
this jurisdiction (except by way of merchandize), all their owne 
goods, wood, timber and other things being originally of this juris- 
diction, without any charge, during the terme Ijefore granted, so 
that the vessells stay not in the coves nor creekes delivering, nor 
the goods remain upon the wharfe, above forty-eight houres. 

And it is also agreed that such warehouses or other houses as 
they shall erect during their terme they shall be allowed for 
by the Towne, after such Rate as they shall be vallued to 
be then worth without Respect of the Place. And it is also agreed 
that such wharves as they shall make there, they shall leave in good 
Repaire, and so as they may be of use to the Towne at the end of 
the time. Provided that if they or their excequators or Assignes 
shall Resigne and give up the same to the Towne three yeares be- 
fore the end of their terme, then they shall not be charged with 
Reparation — Provided they shall not hereb}' have liberty to Pull 
downe or demolish the same or any part thereof. And it is also 
agreed that the said Grantees shall within the space of two yeares 
next ensueing sufficiently wharfe, and from time to time keepe in 
repaire the creeke next unto George Burden's house, fitting for 
the lading and unlading of a lighter of twenty tunne in ordinary 
Tydes on either side thereat. — And it is also agreed that they shall 
not take tonnage or wharfage of any boates or goods but at such 
times as the wharfes and coves shall be useful for such vessels as 
sliall then arrive, nor shall hinder the lading of any goods upon 
any such part of the cove where they shall not bestowe answer- 
able cost of wharfing. And it is further agreed that it shall be 
lawfuU for any of this Towne to passe to and fro in their ships or 
small boates without paying any thing, so they doe not lay or 
leave sayd boats to prejudice the said Grantees "for the passage of 
any greater vessel, or the ladeing or unladeing of [57.] any mer- 
chandize, or other goods by which they are to Receive benefitt. 
Provided allso, that if M'". Edward Tynge shall within five yeares 
now next coming, wharfe in that part of the waste betwcene the 
inside of the crosse wall and M'. Hill's wharfe end, being in length 
seventy-four foote, or thereabout, being allready marked out. He 
shall then enjoye to him, and his Assignes, the sole libertye of 
lunnage, wharfage, by and upon the same without contributing to 
any other charge, in Consideration thereof the sayd Grantees are 
to have their nine yeares made up tenne for every one hundred 
pounds bestowed as aforesayde, and if he shall not wharf the same 
within the sayd five yeares, then the sayd Grantees may doe it as 
the rest. 

The 6th of the 10th moneth, 1611. 

At a generall Towns meeting upon Publique Warning. 



Boston Toavn Records, 1641-2. G5 

There are Chosen for the Affayres of the Town for these six 
months next ensueing : Richard Bellingham, esqre, Governor, John 
Winthrop, esqre, William Tj-nge, Treasurer, Captaine Gibones, 
William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, James Penne, 
John Oliver. 

The 10th day of the 11th moneth, 1641. 

At a generall Townsmeeting, upon warning from house to 
house. 

It's agreed that for the making of the high wayes at Romny 
Marish now ordered by the Court, each man in particular through- 
out the Towne shall afford their helpe, in six severall Companyes, 
at the Appointment of William Tynge, Treasurer, Captaine Gib- 
ones, Captaine Keayne, John Newgate, Samuell Cole and Joh. 
Oliver. 

It's Ordered that Deare-Island shall be Improoved for the main- 
tenance of a Free schoole for the Towne, and such other Occasions 
as the Townsmen For the time being shall thinke meet, the sayd 
schoole being sufficiently Provided for. 

It's Ordered that notwithstanding the order made (concerning 
the disposing of Lands in this necke) in the 4th of lUth, 
1635, yet for peace sake, and for avoyding of confusion in 
the Towne, many Lands having bene bought and sould at deare 
rates, the Rights of all Lands disposed of shall belong to the pro- 
prietors of them, as they should have done if the afore former 
order had never bene ; and the sayd former order is hereby 
repealed, Provided that this Order shall not concerne such marish 
ground as hath bene let from yeare to yeare. 

It's ordered that there shall be noe more Lands granted unto any 
Inhabitants that shall hereafter be admitted into the Towne, uulesse 
it be at a generall Townsmeeting. 

It's ordered that the 9 men shall, according to the present need 
of the Towne, appoint the summe and the particular Assesments 
of a Town Rate. 

Captaine Gibones, Valentine Hill, Henry W^ebbe, and Anthony 
Stodder are chosen to Trade with the Indians, according to the 
Order of the generall Court. 

The 31st day of the 11th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, esqre, Gover- 
nor, John Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. 
Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, James 
Penne, John Oliver. 

There is granted to William Briskoe to have an Addition for 
one head to his Lot formerlj^ granted at Mount Wollaston alias 
Braintree. 

It's Agreed for the satisfaction of John Ruggle, senior, [58.] 
concerning 71. 15s. od. charges in building expended at Deare 
Island, That Capt. Gibones (who hath undertaken it) shall pay the 
sayd sume to our Bro. Ruggle, and in liew thereof shall have the 
present use of the sayd Island untill the Towne doe let the same, 
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66 City Document No. 46. 

and then the said sume of 11. 15s. 6(7. is againe to be repaj-d unto 
him b}' the Towne. 

John Gutteridge is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Kichard Taylouf is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Edward Weeden is admitted to be a Townsman. 

The Land of Henry Webbe formerly' granted, conte^'ning two 
hundreth acres, belongeth unto him, as it is now layd out at Brain- 
try, be it more or lesse, being bounded with Lands as yet in Com- 
mon toward the Korth and East ; with the Land of Robt. Skot 
toward the South ; with Monotocot river toward the west. 

The Land of Robt. Skot formerly granted, conteyning in quan- 
tity two hundredth acres, belonging to him as it is now layd out at 
Braiutry, alias Mount Wallaston, being bounded with tlie Lands 
of Henry Webbe toward the North ; with Lands as 3-et in common 
towards the East and South ; with Monotocott river toward the 
west. 

Richard Knight is admitted to be a Townsman. 

William T^-nge, Treasurer, and Valentine Hill are appointed to 
Take order concerning the Payment of Robt. Wing for attendance 
the last summer upon the New feild, and of Richard Parker, and 
rfJames Browne for their charges about the lowe water mark in the 
ia€w feild, to return what they have done in it at the next Towns- 
.meeting. 

.J;ames Hudson is admitted to be a Townsman. 

.John Leveritt, in Consideration of garden Lot granted to him in 
the nevw feild, doth grant unto John Hurd and howse plat betweene 
;the.how&e plats of Robt. Hull and William Plantayne. 

The 7th day of 12th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, P^sqre, Governor,* 
William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Giboues, William Colborn, Jacob 
Eliot, Valentiiie Hill, James Penne, John Oliver. 

There is graaited unto Robt. Reynolds three acres of marish at 
muddy river, for which he is to pa}' six shillings eight pence unto 
the Towne, according to what he should have payd for that parcell 
of marish which was to be purchased by him at hog Hand, but 
is now sold unto Thomas Marshall. 

There is liberty grasited unto Leonard Buttle to sett up another 
lime kilne (b}' that whidh he hath allreadj' sett up neare fox-hill) 
at the direction of Capt. Gibones, provided he shall have no 
propriety of Land there by vertue hereof. 

The 17th day of 12lh monetli, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Ricliard Bellingham, esqre. Governor, 
John Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, 
William Colbron, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that the high way from John Lowes howse, b}- the 
cove side, unto George Burden's Howse shall continue as it is laj'd 
out this day, vizt. : from a pile, marked this day, at tlie north end of 
the crosse wall, in a strait line to a place marked with an axe on 
the Timber of the creeke sett up b^- [59] John Button ; from 

* Thus in tho original. 



Boston Town Records, 1642. 67 

thence in a strait line to a stone b}' tlie creeke side two rods in 
breadth from William Hudson, Junr., his gate post; from thence 
unto a place marked with an axe on the Timber at the head of the 
creeke nigh George Burden's howse. 

The 28th day of 12th moneth, 1641. 

At a meeting this day of Richard Bellingham, esqre, Governor, 
John Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, 
Valentine Hill, Jacob Eliot, James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that Hugh Gunnyson shall be propounded to the 
Court, to have liberty to keepe an ordinary with a Cooke's Shop. 

James Penn and John Oliver are appointed to view the marish 
which James Johnson desireth to bu3- of the Towne, and to report 
unto the next meeting the quantity and manner of the lying 
thereof. 

John Peirce is admitted to be a Townsman. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Arthur Perr}^ 4Z. 
10s. for his service in drumming the last yeare, ending this present 
day. 

It's ordered that the Towne shall pay the Towne's Rate, now 
last Assessed, in Indian Corne, at 3s. per bushel, and Rye at 
3s. 4d., and wheat at is. per bushell. 

It's ordered that William T3-nge, Treasurer, and John Oliver 
shall forewarne Dorchester men from making use of any of tiie 
hills of upland in the marish beyond Naponset River by felling 
Timber upon them, or otherwise, and to demand satisfaction of 
them for what Timber they have already felled on them. 

The Towne having considered the great Damages done b3'goates 
unto gardens, orchards, and eornefields ; the great grievance that 
often ariseth among the Inhabitants b}' reason of them, the many 
orders made about them, and yet altogether ineffectual, Doe there- 
fore ad[v]ise that whosoever now keepe any of them shall take 
course to put them off, seeing that the Towne is resolved to make 
an order for the remooving them altogether from this necke at theire 
next meeting. 

Richard Dexter is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Ordered that noe man shall dig an}' more clay in the high way 
toward Rocksbur^^ b}' Jacob Eliot's Orchard Palles, under the 
penalty of 10s per load, and so rateably for all clay which men dig 
there. And it is also ordered, for the preserving of all high waves 
in this Towne, that none shall dig anj* sand or clay in any of them, 
under the penalty of 5s. per load. 

The 4th day of 1st moneth, 1642. 

At a Generall Towne meeting upon lawfuU warning. 

It's Ordered that the residue of the Townes Lands not j-et dis- 
posed of (excepting those that are la}^! out for commons at Boston, 
Braintry and Muddy River) shall be devided amongst the present 
Inhabitants (together with such as shall be admitted within two 
months now next [60] following), and that in this manner, vizt. : 
a greater Proportion to them that have had lesse than their due, 
and the lesse to them that have had more, and proportionable 



68 City Document No. 4G. 

to them that have had none ; and this is to be done by the select 
men, chosen for the Towne's businesse. 

The 28th da}' of 1st moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of Richard Bellingham, Esqr, Governor, John 
Winthrop, Esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, AVilliam Colbron, 
Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's Ordered npon the Considerations la3-d downe in an Order 
made about goates the last meeting of the select men, that all In- 
habitants of this Towne shall renioove all their goates from this 
necke by or before the next second da}' of the weeke, and never 
more to keepe any of them upon this necke, under the poenalty of 
3s. -id. a goat for every goat scene abroad from this day forward. 
And Avhereas divers brethren plead necessity of milke, they may 
repaj-er unto Richard Fayrebankes, who hath promised to give his 
endeavor in dealing with such as have milke to sell, and to direct 
them where the}- ma}' be provided for. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall supply the present necessity 
of Robt. Wing with 5 bushells of Indian Corne, in Consideration 
of his service in keeping the new feild the last yeare, which corne 
is to be repayd unto the Towne by the owners of Land in the sayd 
feild. 

John Bigs and AYilliam Briskoe are appointed overseers of the 
common fence at muddy river, according to the order made on the 
26th of the 8th mo., 1640. 

It's Ordered that the constable shall pay nnto Robt. Turner for 
Dyet, beere, and fire for the select men, 18s. 

Ralph Gulthrop, Jacob Chapman, William Toy, and Benjamin 
Thwing are admitted to be Townsmen, together with John Baker, 
William Burnell, James Hudson, Robt. Williams, William Frank- 
ling, Jun., Daniel Briskoe, Tho. Blott. 

it's Ordered that Richard Parker and James Everill shall have 
power to demand Is. per acre of every one that hath corne ground 
in the new feild, for fencing, set up at low water marke by James 
Browne and others the last yeare ; and in case of refusall of pay- 
ment, to require the helpe of the constables to Levy the same. 

It's Ordered that James Everill shall set downe the street fence of 
his garden according to Direction of William Tynge, Treasurer, 
and John Oliver. 

It's appointed that the order made concerning Hogs on the 29th 
of 1st mo., 1641, shall stand in force, onely that which cou- 
cerneth carrying them to Deare Hand is hereby repealed. 

The 25th day of 2d moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of Richard Bellingham, esqre. Governor, John 
Winthrop, esqre, William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, Wil- 
liam Colbron, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

AYilliam Philpott and Robt. Turner, Shoemaker, are [61.] Ad- 
mitted to be Townsmen. 

Widdow Purton hath liberty granted to mo we the marish 
Bordering upon M^ Mellowe's planting ground in the new field for 
this present yeare. 



Boston Town Records, 1642. 69 

John Ruggle is chosen to keepe the cattell in this uecke all this 
next summer ; and it is ordered that he shall goe forth with them at 
sunne an hower high, and bring them home at six of the clocke ; 
and for his service herein he is to have a bushell of Indian corne 
for each cowe. He is also chosen to see the order executed con- 
cerning swine, for which he is to have halfe the forfeiture, the rest 
is to be taken up by him and Improoved to the Towne's use. 

There is liberty granted unto all those that mowed the marish in 
the new field the last yeare to mowe it this yeare also, save that 
Edmund Jackling is to mowe that which widdowe Purton leaveth, 
she being otherwise provided for as by a former order made this 
present da}-. 

The 2d day of 3d moneth, 1642. 

At a generall Townsmeeting, upon warning from house to house, 
William Tj-nge, Treasurer, and Capt. Gibones are chosen Depu- 
tyes for the next generall Court. 

Edward Tynge is chosen Constable for this ^-eare, and untill a 
new be chosen. 

The 25th day of 5th moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esqre, Governor, William 
Tynge, Treasurer, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, James Penn, 
John Oliver. 

Simon Rogers is admitted to be a Townsman. 

It's granted to Capt. Gibones, John Davis, and John Smith to 
have the marish on their backsides to the water side, pacing unto 
the Towne for it after the rate of 40s. per acre. 

AYilliam Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver appointed to order 
the digging of the creeke neare John Davis, his howse, and the 
high way to Charle towne l)y Tho : Marshal's land. 

Edmund Jackling and Edward Dennis are appointed in stead of 
John Ruggle, Joyntl}- and Severall}', to execute the former order 
concerning swine ; and if they find any unyoked, the}' are to yoke 
them, and the owners of the swine are to pay them six pence for 
each swine so yoked, over and above the forfeiture set down in the 
former order ; and in case of defect of any of these payments, the 
said Edm. Jackling and Edward Dennis shall have liberty to 
Levye the same by distresse, upon warrant granted them by the 
Towne. 

William Salter hath libert}' granted him to mowe sufficient for 
one cowe, ueere Rocksbur}', where he can find it, except that which 
is hereby granted to Sam. Sherman, who hath liberty to mowe 
where he mowed last 3'eare. Also if any marish remaine being not 
formerly granted, Jolni Ruggle and Robt. Hovvin have liberty to 
mowe for their cattell this present year in the said marish neere 
Rocksbur}'. 

[6!3.] William Tynge, Treasurer, William Colbron, John Oliver, 
appointed to Joyne with Dedham, Cambridge and Watertowne to 
Lay out the high wa3es from Towne to Towne, through Boston 
Lands at muddy river, as also to lay out more private wayes there 
unto landing places or otherwise. 



70 City Document No. 46. 

The Towne hath received the sum of 41. of Ensigne Savage for 
the 10 acres, be it more or lesse, formerly granted and layd out to 
him at hog Hand. 

The 29th day of 6th raoneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esqre, Governor, William 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, William Colbron, Valentine Hill, 
John Oliver. It's Ordered that such at Rumney marish as have 
bene defective in their hands and Teames for mending the high 
wayes heere in the Towne, according to order, shall yeild their 
helpe in mending their high wa^es in Rnmney raarish, and others 
that are bound by order to worke at the highwayes in Rumney 
raarish, shall worke at the high wayes about the Towne in their 
stead. 

The Constables are appointed (according to Order of the gen- 
erall court) to take care for the building a salt peter liowse in the 
prison yarde 30 foote in length, and 14 foote in breadth, set upon 
posts 7 foot high above ground, with a covering of thatch, and the 
wall claboarded tight from the injury of ra3'ne and Snow. 

It's Ordered that the constables give speedy warning unto Walter 
Merr}' to leave open the high way upon the sea bancke over which 
he hath built a roofe, with promise at first to mainteyne an high 
way under it, but since hath unto great inconvenience diverted it, 
contrary to the order of the Towne, and without licence from the 
Towne. 

Ordered that the Constables shall, with all convenient speed, 
take care for fencing in the buiying place. 

The 2d day of 7th moneth, 1642. 

At a generall Towne-meeting upon lawfull warning. 

John Winthrop, Esqre, Governor, Richard Bellingham, Esqre, 
William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob 
Eliot, Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver, are chosen as 
before for Townes affa^-res these 6 months next ensueing. 

The 31st day of 8th moneth, 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, Esqre, Governor, William 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver. 

Edw. Fletcher hath libert}' granted him to finish the Porch 
which he hath begun to set up, 3 foot into the street, which is to 
remayne for his use, unlesse the Towne shall hereafter find it to be 
inconvenient to the street, which if it be found, he shall remoove 
it out of the street. 

There is liberty granted unto AViddow Tuthill to remoove her 
windmill into the fort, there to place it at the appointment of 
Capt. Gibones. 

[63.] It's Ordered that the Constable shall give speedy notice 
to Robt. Nash, Batcher, that with all speed he remoove the Stinking 
garbage out of his j'ard, nere the street, and provide some other 
remote place for slaughter of Beasts, that such loathsome smells 
might be avoyded, Avhich are of great annoyance unto the neigh- 
bours, and to strangers. 



Boston Town Records, 1642. 71 

28th of 9th mo., 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthvop, Esq""*. Governor, William Tj-nge, 
Capt. Gibones, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is liberty granted to Goodman Basse and Goodman 
Backster, both of Braintr}', to buy the overplus that remajnetli in 
the three hill marish at Braintry above their 40 acres. 

This 26th of 10th mo., 1642. 

At a raeet?ing of John Winthrop, esq""®. Governor, W"'- Tynge, 
Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. There is 
libertj' granted Thomas Joy, Carpenter, to set up an howse over 
his sellar by the water side, in the common way by his dwelling 
howse in the milfield, leaving, and from time to time keeping open, 
a passage of 6 foot in breadth between howse and howse. 

William Briskoe and Peter Oliver are appointed to oversee the 
common fence at muddy river this next summer, according to the 
Tenour of the order, made the 26th of 8th mo., 1640. 

There is granted unto M^ Ricliard Parker liberty to Purchase 
the marish adjo\'ning to his upland in the new field, reserving 
liberty, if need be, to make use of it for the mill thereabout 
intended. 

It's Ordered that the highway allready begun from widdow 
Tuthill's windmill to the fort 20 foot in breadth, shall be layd out 
by William Colbron and Jacob Eliot. 

It's Ordered that Parents shall give in a note of the names of their 
children, and the time of their birth, unto the Clarke of the writs 
(both of such as have bene borne in this towne, and shall be 
borne), within one weeke after their birth, under the poenalty of 
6 pence for evei-y defect, and he that hath the care of the burying 
place, shall give notice unto the sayd Clark, of the names of such as 
are buryed, and that the Constable shall signifj'e this order unto 
ever}' family in the Towne. 

It's Ordered that the Towne Treasurer shall demand the money 
due from Martin Sanders and George Ruggle, of Braintr}', for Land 
sold unto them there, and in case of defect of payment, to Sue 
for it. 

Harman Atwood is admitted to be a Townsman. 

This 30th of 11th mo., 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq", Governor, Richard" Bell- 
ingham, esq''^, Capt Gibones, William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Val- 
entine Kill, John Oliver. 

John Stevens is admitted to be a Townsman. 

[64.] Henry Simons is admitted to be a Townsman. 

Christopher Stanly hath liberty to purchase the marish in the 
millfield, on the east side of the Causey, toward Charletowne, pay- 
ing for it after the rate of 40' per acre, the said marish to be set 
out by William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, and John Oliver. 

John Smith, Gent., his assessment of , unto the 

last country rate, is remitted unto him, upon consideration of the 
great losses that of late have befallen him in Ireland. 



72 City Document No. 46. 

This 20th of 12th mo., 1642. 

At a general Townsmeeting upon lawful warning. 

John AVinthrop, esq''% Governor, Richard Bellingham, esq'^, 
W"- Tynge, Treasurer, Captain Gibones, ^Y"'^ Ilibbens, gent., W™- 
Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, Jolin Oliver, are chosen for 
the affa^-res of the Towne these six mouths next ensuing. 

This 27th of 12th mo., 1642. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq''% Governor, W"'- Tynge, 
Treasurer, W"'- Hibbens, gent., William Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Tho. Grubbe, James Everill, James John- 
son, Myles Tarne, Tho. Buttalph, leather dressers, a place for the 
■watering of their leather, neare James Davis, his house, which 
they shall have liberty to fence in for the securing of their leather, 
to be layd out unto them by AVilliam Hibbins, Gent. Afforesaid, 
with some one of the selectmen, Always provided it is in the 
Townes power (if they shall see cause), to resume this land and 
liberty now granted, into their Hands againe for any more publicke 
or common use, 

William Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, and John Oliver, or 
any two of them, are appointed to view the swamp in the mill feild 
-which Christopher Stanly desireth to buy of the Towne, and to make 
returne to the next meeting, whether or no it ma}' be conveniently 
sold unto him, and to lay out a convenient way through the mill- 
feild, to the windmill and Charleton ferr}'. 

William Colbron and Jacob Eliot are appointed to view a parcell 
of Land toward M^ Blackston's Beach, which Richard Peapes 
desires to Purchase of the Towne, whither it ma}- be conveniently 
sold unto him, 

Thej^ are also appointed to marke out the footway from the 
Towne to the gardens neare widdow Tuthill's wind-mill, as also 
the cartway out of the milne lane to the sayd Gardens. 

This 27th of 1st mo., 1643. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq'% Governor, Rich- 
ard Bellingham, esq'% W'"- Hibbins, gent., W"- Tynge, Treasurer, 
Capt. Gibones, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

It's Ordered that M^ Payne, of Braintry, his assessment unto the 
Towne rate of Boston, shall be respited untill farther considera- 
tion may be had about it. 

Sergeant Johnson and Walter Merr}^ are requested to take the 
oversight of the boyes in the galleryes, and in (65) Case of 
unrul}' disorders, to acquaint the Magistrates therewith. 

John Rugle, appointed to keepe the milch cattell for this next 
summer ensueing, and to agree with the owners for his wages. 

Tho. Oliver is Joyned with William Hibbens, Gent., to set out 
the place for watering of Leather, granted to several bretheren the 
last meeting. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, and John Oliver, being thereunto 
appointed the last meeting, have agreed, that Christopher Stanly 
shall have all the marish on the east side of the wa}- toward 



Boston Town Records, 1G43. 73 

Charleton ferry for 11. 10s. to be payd by him for it, reserving 8 
foot in breadth all along the side of the ditch by the sayd highway, 
and the swamps being compassed with his upland for 6s. 8d., being 
about i an acre. As also that there shall be an highway reserved 
through the milfeild, two rods in breadth from the west corner of 
Matliew Chafetli's garden, unto the little howse by the sayd 
swamps, and from thence to the wind-mill as directly as the laud 
will beare. 

This 1st of 2d mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townmeeting upon lawfall warning. 

AVilliam Hibbens, Gent., and Capt. Gibones are Chosen Deput3-es 
for the next generall Court. 

Richard Parker is chosen Constable for this next yeare and till 
another be chosen in his stead. 

It's Ordered that all swine whatsoever that remaine in this necke 
of Boston, shall be kept up in yeards or howses so as that they 
may not goe abroade to trespasse on mens corne or gardens. 

This 24th of 2d mo., 1643. 

At a meeting of John Winthfop, esq""®. Governor, Richard Bell- 
ingham, esq'% W="' Tynge, Treasurer, W"'- Hibbens, Gent., Jacob 
Eliot, John Oliver. 

William Courser is appointed for this yeare next ensueing year 
upon breach of the order concerning swine, made by the last gen- 
eral Towne meeting, to Impound all such swine, for which he shall 
have one pecke of Indian Corne payd to him by the owner, for 
every such swine and every Trespasse, and in case they be not 
owned in 24 bowers after the said Impounding, they shall be 
accounted and used as a stray. 

This 29th of 3d mo., 1643. 

At a generall Towne meeting upon lawfull vrarning. 

Henry Webbe and Richard Fayrebankes are chosen Surve3-gh- 
ours of the highwayes in this necke for this next yeare also, and in 
like manner James Penn and AYentworth Day, Gent., are chosen 
surveyghours of the highwayes at Rumney marish. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq'% Governor, W™- 
Hibbens, Gent., W"- Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, \V"'- Col- 
bron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

Having considered the request of sundry Brethren, concerning 
Digging of a creeke for the Harbour of Boats in the marish neare 
William Hudson, senior, his howse, we doe conceive the worke 
very necessary, and doe thinke meet to moove the Towne that (if 
they shall see good), it may be carryed an end with their common 
assistance : in the meanwhile, John Winthrop, esq'% Governor, 
Valentine Hill, merchant, Richard Fayrebankes, Robert Turner 
and James Davis, have liberty to make entrance into the worke. 

(66.) Having considered the request of William Tynge, con- 
cerning the setting of a shop neere his yard palls, w^e think good 
to refer the same unto further consideration, at the next Town 
meeting, provided that the Toleration of said shop untill then, 



74 City Document No. 46. 

shall noe way prejudice the determination of the case for the 
future ; moreover, William Hibbens, Gent., is requested to give 
notice hereof unto Richard Bellingliam, Esq., and to desire his 
presence at our next Towne meeting. 

William Colbron and Jacob P^liot are appointed sufRcientl}'' to 
repaire the common gate and fence next Rocksbur^', for which the 
Towne is to give them satisfaction. 

William Courser is appointed to give notice to all men that have 
set up pattens, and shores against their fences in the common 
streets, to the annoyance of the wayes that they speedily cleare 
the streets of them. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, and John Oliver are appointed to lay 
out the highwayes in the millfeilds. 

Chi'istopher Stanh^ is appointed to be water BaylifFe to cleare the 
shoare from all offences to boates or the like, betweene the high 
water and low water marke. 

Edward Jackson hath liberty to mowe the marish he formerly 
mowed in the necke. 

This 5th of 4th mo., 1G43. 

At a generall Towne meeting upon lawfull warning. 

It's Ordered concerning swine, tliat none shall goe abroad upon 
the neck, neither winter nor summer, without being yoaked and 
Ringed Sufficiently.. William Plaintayne and Thomas Blot are 
appointed to see unto the excequution hereof, Qd. per swine being 
allowed them for _yoaking and Ringing. Thomas IMarshall is 
appointed to assist them for the milnefeild. Richard Fairebankes 
in the mids of the Towne. William Salter in M'. Colbron's end. 

This 31st of 5th mo., 1643. 

At a meeting this da}^ of John Wintlirop, Esq™, Governor, W™- 
Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibones, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is granted unto Henry Simons, George Burden, John But- 
ton, John Hill, and their parteners. All that Cove (already bounded) 
on the Norwest side of the Causey leading toward Charleton, with 
all the salt marish bordering thereupon round about, not Formerly 
granted to any other (Reserving liberty from time to time to make 
use of any part thereof for repayring the said Causey), to have 
and enjo\^ the sayd cove and marish to them and their heyres and 
assignes for ever. 

Secondly, the sayd grant is for this intent and upon this con- 
dition : that the sayd Grantees shall within the space of three 
yeares now next following, erect and make upon or neere some 
part of the premises, one or more corne mills, and mayntej'ue the 
same for ever. 

Thirdly, that the sayd Grantees shall make and mainteyne for 
ever a Gate of ten foot in breadth, to open with the Floud, for the 
Passage of Boats into the said Cove, at such time as thej- may 
arrive at their ordinary landing places. 

Fourthly. The Towne doth grant unto them three hundred acres 
of land at Braintry for the use and encouragement of the said mill 
or mills.. 



Boston Town Records, 1643. 75 

Fifthly, that if they carry their millstreame through the marish 
on the northeast end of goodmau Lowe's howse, they have sixty 
foot in breadth throughout the sayd marish granted unto them 
their Ileyres, and assignes for ever. 

[67. J Sixthly. They shall have Liberty to Digge one or tnore 
Trenches in the high wayes or wast grounds, so as they make and 
maintayne sufficient, passable, and safe wayes over the same for 
horse and Cart. 

Seventhly. The Towne will not allow any other common mill to 
be erected, except the necessary occasion of the Towne shall 
require it. 

Eighthly. The sayd select Townsmen and their successours shall 
procure what free helpe they cann (by perswasion) upon any 
pressing occasion of Use of many hands about making the bankes 
or trenches, &c., for the better furtherance of the worke to be 
speedily Effected. 

There is liberty granted unto Edward Bendell to seeke out and 
choose unto himselfe four hundred acres of Land at Braintree (b}^ 
vertue of assignment of the Afforesaid quantity unto him from INP. 
Samuel Mavericke, unto whom it was first granted), not prejudice- 
iug the smaller Lots of our Inhabitants there to be Layd out. 

John Oliver is appointed to measure the three-hill marish at 
Braintree, in which M'. Wheelwright has a grant of forty acres, and 
to give notice to this meeting of the overplus above the sayd forty 
acres. 

There is 20s. allowed William Courser for his service about the 
swine, which tooke him up (as he sayth) about three weekes time. 

There is liberty granted unto James Olivei* to Continue his 
enterance into his sellar, where now it is in the street, lading the 
nether part of his dore flatt about 18 inches, or two foot. 

Also there is libert}' granted to the said James Oliver and M^ 
Edward Tynge to straiten their street palls from David Sellecke, 
his corner poste, unto the said Edward Tynge's Diall-poste. 

This 25th of 7th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townemeeting upon lawfull warning. 

John VVinthrop, esq'% Governor, Richard Bellingham, esq™, W"- 
Hibbens, Gent., W"- Tynge, Treasurer, Capt. Gibons, W'"- Col- 
bron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

At a meeting same day of .John Winthrop, Esq™, Governor, 
Richard Bellingham, esq™, W'"- Hibbens, Gent., W"- Tynge, 
Treasure!-, W"'- Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, John Oliver. 

There is gi-anted unto Ensigne Savage an acre of marish, be it 
more or lesse, Lying at the Nor-west end of Hog-Iland, and for- 
merly unallotted, bounded with the upland toward the South, and 
with the salt w^ater on all other parts. 

It's agreed that Arthur Perry, Drummer, shall have 9?. for all his 
service for the Towne with his Drum this last 3'eare and halfe end- 
ing on the 1st of the 7th mo. last past, to be payed by Anthony 
Stodder, late Constable, out of the Townes-rate. 

This 27th of 9th mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townes meeting upon lawfull warning. 



76 City Document No. 46. 

William Franklin, Smith, is Chosen Constable in the stead of 
Edward Tynge for this next ensueing j-eare. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq", Governor, "VV™- 
Hibbens, Gent., W"'- Tynge, Treasurer, W"' Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

It's agreed betweene the select men on the Townes behalfe [G8], 
and Hugh Williams and George Cliflbrd : That Nathaniel Newgate, 
Apprentize to the said Hugh Williams and George Clitford afore- 
said, shall doe all Common service in drumming for the Towne on 
trayning dayes and watches. The sayd George for these three 
yeares next ensueing, and the said Nathaniel for these foure 3-eares 
next ensueing, in Consideration whereof the Towne will be at the 
charges of their learning skill in drumming. 

It's further agreed with Arthur Perry that he shall give his Best 
diligence in Teaching the said George Clifford and Nathaniel New- 
gate in all the skill and use of the drum needfuU to all common 
service in military Affayres, in consideration whereof he shall have 
foure pounds payd him within six mo: next ensuing. 

John Button and John Hill have now resigned all Claime of in- 
terest in the businesse of the corne mills, agreed the 31 of 5 : 1643. 

There is liberty graunted unto John Hill, Blacksmith, to sinke a 
well on the west side of his dwelling howse. 

Thomas Clarke, late of Dorchester, hath libertj^ to wharfe before 
his proprietye in the milfeild against the sea. 

The same libert^'e is granted to John Milam before his present 
dwelling howse. 

It's ordered that the case concerning the shop set before AVilliam 
Tynge, Treasurer^ his freehold, shall be in the first place treated of 
at our next Towne meeting. 

The like liberty of wharfing is granted unto Valentine Hill before 
his proprietye in the milfeild, provided that a libertye of common 
landing be reserved betweene the wharfe's of Valentine Hill and 
Jolin Milam aforesaid. 

William Tynge, Treasurer, hath the like liberty of wharfing 
before 'his propriety in the marish, neere John Lowe's howse. 

It's ordered that the high way of two rods in breadth shall be 
preserved on the beach (as it is begun) from Edward Bendall's 
cove toward John Gallop's Point. 

[Here is an asterisk, and in the margin are the words " vid. 
pag. G9." On p. 09 is the following entry, evidently' omitted ou 
p. 68. It begins as follows : — ] 

[69.] " 1 humbl}' crave pardon for this Error." 

At tlie meeting of the selectmen on 27 of 9 mo. 1643. 

The Intent of the Agreement between the Towne and the 
Grantees of the Cove, &c., for the Milne is as followeth : — 
That the Grantees shall not be bound to Reserve any marish if 
the}' have Occasion to Cutt it up ; but in that Case the Towne's 
liberty- for repairing the Causeway shall [70] reach to such land 
as shall be left, be it upp. or nether Spitt. 

2. That the sayd Grauntees shall not be bound either to the 
making or mainteyning of any such Milne or Milnes upon an}- 
other penalty than the Losse of the said Cove and Marish and other 



Boston Town Kecords, 1643. 77 

land Graunted to Returne to the Towne againe as if it had not 
bene graunted. And for fnrtlier explanation, It is now declared 
That if said Graunters shall not goe forward, nor perfect the said 
Worke, as it is Intended, or having perfected the same in any 
measure, shall see good at any time to give it ovei', and not con- 
tinue to uphold and maintej'ne the same, it shall be noe breach of 
covenant on their part, only the Graunt to be A'oyd (and so forth) 
as before. And whatsoever Timber and other Materials the}' sliall 
be at Cost to erect or bring upon the land Graunted, it shall be 
lawful for them to sell off unto any other person within one yeare 
after they have left off to proceed in the sayd worke, or to uphold 
and mainteyne the same being made and finished, provided that 
if the Towne will give them for such Timber worke or otlier mate- 
rialls so much as another, they shall have the same, and one 
month's time for Refusall. 

Moreover there is 33 foot in Breadth added to the former graunt 
neere Goodman Lowe's bowse, and both upon Condition the Milne 
or Milnes be set betweene Joh. Gallop's Point and Edward Ben- 
dall's Cove. 

[Here we return from this added part, on pp. 69 and 70, to the 
regular record on p. 68. — W. H. W.] 

[68 cont.'] This 8th of 11th mo., 1643. 

At a general Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 

William Hibbins, Gent., John Wilson, Pastor of the Church, 
William Colbron, Deacon, are chosen to Treat with all the neigh- 
bouring Towns concerning a convenient way of Fortifying at 
Castle Island. 

Also it's agreed that the Fortification begun upon the Fort 
Hill, and a worke for that end some where about Walter 
Merryes' Point, shall be raised. For the ordering of which Capt. 
Keaj-ne, Capt. Hawkins, Ensigne Savage, Sergeant Hutchinson, 
Sergeant Johnson, and Sergeant Oliver are chosen. And the 
Towne doe unanimously promise to supply all necessary' labours 
and charges according to the Direction given them by tlie fore- 
named Committee, according to an equall Rate made by their 
Discretion. 

This 19th of nth mo., 1643. 

At a generall Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 

There is granted unto M'. Jolin Winthrop, Junr., and his part- 
ners, and their heyres and assignes for ever, three thousand acres 
of the common land at Braintry, for the encouragement of an iron 
worke, to be set up about Monotocot River. The said [69] three 
thousand acres to be layd out in the Land next adjoyning and 
most convenient for their said Iron works, by the direction of 
the select Townsmen. 

This 29th day of 11th mo., 1643. 
At a generall Townsmeeting upon publick warning. 
It's agreed for the Repaire of the Castle, that the Towne of Bos- 
ton will provide all the timber, and lay it in its forme at the Castle 



78 City Document No. 46. 

Hand for the worke at the Top of the Hill, in ease that other 
Townes shall goe on with their proportionable shares of the workes 
there. Cai)t. Keayne and Capt. Hawkins are appointed to Treat 
with other Towne's Committees about the same. Furthermore, 
The Towne consenteth to afford such helpe unto ten persons or 
faniilyes as may encourage them in their residence at the Castle 
Island, the which is referred unto the select Townes men to agree 
it with such as shall inhabit there. 

The same day. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esq'% Governor, W"- 
Hibbens, Gent., W'"- Tynge, Treasurer, W"- Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

AV'"- Hibbins, Gent., and W"- Colbron are appointed to lay out 
the High way to the South-Wind-milne that lyeth betweene Thomas 
WheeUir's and Robert Woodward's gardens. 

There is liberty granted to P^nsigne Savage, Mathew Chafeth, 
Isaak Cullimore, John Gallop, Senr., John Sweet, John Hill, Sam- 
son Shore to make wharfes towards the sea before their pro[)rietyes 
in the Milne-feild. 

There is liberty granted to Widdow Purton to mowe the marish 
in the necke this yeare which she hath mowed formerly. 

There is granted unto Gryphen Bowin, Gent., an howse lot, if 
any yet remaine to be disposed of. 

William Hibbens, Gent., William Colbron, and Jacob Eliot are 
appointed to veiw the wast ground before Joshua Scottoe's Sellar, 
and to Report unto the next meeting whether an howse plot may 
be graunted there to Richard Sandford. 

Alexander Becke and Edmund Jackson have liberty to mowe the 
marish this next yeare which they have formerly mowed. 

There is graunted unto Abel Porter a Small parcell of Land, 
about a quarter of an acre, undisposed, adjoyning to his Planting 
ground at Long Hand. 

It's ordered that Abraham Hagburne shall pay one shilling unto 
the Towne for the use of the shop standing upon the Townes wast 
before the propriety of William Tynge, Treasurer, for the next 
ensueing yeare, and that he shall remoove the said shop (if occa- 
sion be) at two months' warning given by the Towne. 

[Here, as alread}' explained, the record g(;es to middle of p. 70. 
— W. H. W.] 

[70.] This 18th day of 1st mo., 1644. 

At a generall Townsmeeting upon lawful warning. 

Capt. Gibons, Capt. Keayne, Capt. Hawkins, Ensigne Savage, 
Sgt. Hutchinson, Sgt. Johnson, Sgt. Oliver, are appointed to agree 
with some Workemen, to Finish that worke our Towne is to doe at 
the Castle, and that the Towne's Select men shall make a Rate for 
the defraying of the charges thereof. 

At a meeting this day of John AVinthrop, Esq'S Governor, W""- 
Hibbens, Gent., W'"- Tynge, Treasurer, W'"' Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
John Oliver. 

There is granted to Anthony Stoddard liberty to make his Enter- 



Boston Town Records, 1644. 79 

ance out of the street into his Sellar, neere our Pastors house in 
such manner as was Graunted to James Oliver and to open his 
shop-window-board two foot into the street. 

There is granted unto Wni. Teffe a parcell of land neere the 
south windmill to be layd out by William Colbron & Jacob Eliot 
provided that He shall fence it with posts, and rayles, and not 
build upon it nor plant it with Indian corne nor any thing that 
may hinder the windmill. 

Wm. Frankling, blacksmith, is allowed (and that with Edw.Ben- 
dalls Consent, to be one of those whose howse abutteth upon the 
high waye neere the Cove, and so to enjoye the libertye of the Cove 
allowed to such as [71] Abutt thereupon. 

There is libert}' graunted to Edward Bendall to procure the 400 
acres formerly graunted unto Samuel Maverick, Gent, purchased b}' 
him, to be laved out Orderl}- in and about a small pavcell of med- 
dow found out by him in the upper parts of Monotocot River, neere 
Taunton Path. 

John Riiggle is appointed (as formerl}') to keepe the milch cat- 
tell for this next summer. 

John Oliver is appointed to la}- out the marish formerly graunted 
to Eichd Bellingham, esq'*, as neere as Pie can according to the 
limits expressed in the Graunt. 

There is liberty graunted unto John Bigs to fence his marish in 
the neck formerly purchased of the Towne b}' the Direction of "\Ym. 
Colbron, and Jacob Eliot, and if any quantity fall within the sayd 
fence above his Proportion He is to allow the Towne for it. 

This 29th of 2d mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this 29th of 2d mo, 1644, of John Winthrop, esq", 
Governor, W""- Hibbens, Gent., W"- Tynge, Treasurer, Valentine 
Plill, W'"- Colbron, Jacob Eliot, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that Sergeant Major Gibons, Wm. Colbron, & Jacob 
Eliot shall lay out such a parcell of Land in some place of the 
Commons of this neck as ma^' satisfy' Wm. Hibbens, Gent., for that 
land of his which is enclosed with the breast worke upon the Fort 
Hill. 

There is liberty graunted to Christopher Stanly to wharf before 
his proprietj' neere AYinnesemet ferry in the millleild. 

This 17th of 3d mo., 1644. 

At a generall Townes meeting upon publick warning. 

John Winthrop, esq". Governor, W'"- Hibbens, Gent., W""- 
Tynge, Treasurer, Sgt. Major Gibons, W"- Colbron, Jacob Eliot, 
Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver, are chosen to Order the 
affayres of the Towne, as formerly, for these six mo. next ensuing, 
and till new be chosen. 

This 29th of 5th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this da}' of John Winthrop, esq". Deputy- Gov- 
ernor, William Hibbens, Gent., Sgt. Major Gibons, Valentine Plill, 
Jacob YAiot, John Oliver. 

The Land within the Common fence at Braintry neere the Knights 



80 City Document No. 46. 

necke belonging to Boston is hereby sold unto Sergeant Matson, 
James Penniiuan, Moses Payne, Francis Eliot for 5s. per acre be it 
more or lesse, to be payd in Corne or Cattle within one moneth 
into the hands of M'. Henry Flint of Braintry for his owne Use, on 
consideration of his late great losse through the hand of Gods 
Providence by fire. 

The Constables of this Towne are appointed to pay foure pounds 
ten shillings unto Arthur Perry, part of seaven pounds due to him 
for his service in Drumming untill the first day of the first month 
last past, and for teaching the use of the drumm according to 
agreement made with him on 27 of 9, 1G43. 

The remaine is pa3-d b}' 20s. to AViddow Hudson for him to be 
allowed her in her present Rate, 10s. in discharge of [73] his 
owne Rate, and ten shillings to W". Davis for him to be allowed in 
his Rate. 

There is 5s. allowed to Nathaniel Woodward Sen"" to be pa3'd 
by the Constables for laying a water channell of Timber in one of 
the Causwa^^es towards Rocksbur}'. 

Zache Boz worth is appointed Pound-keeper and to be allowed 
for his service therein according to the order made on 13th of 
3d mo., 1637. 

Walter jMerr^^ hath liberty graunted him to wharfe before his 
Propriety' b^' his present dwelling howse. 

Sergeant Major Gibons, Valentine Hill, and John Oliver or any 
two of them are appointed to view the wast ground neere John Hill 
the Smiths howse, and to Consider whether any part thereof may 
be conveniently sold to our bro. Thomas Marshall for the building 
of a shop, and to make report thereofe unto our next meeting. 

Charity White is allowed 26s. for thirteene weekes keeping of 
John Berry, to be payd b}' the Constables. 

Nicliolas Upshall hath liberty grauuted him to wharfe before his 
propriety in the millfeild. 

Richard Lippencot is Admitted Townsman. 

That parcell of marish that belongeth unto the Towne of Boston 
in the three-hill marish at Braintry-, which was not formerly 
Counted to belong to M^ Wheelwright's marish, together with 
the two Hillucks of upland therein, is grauuted, to be equally' di- 
vided betweene William Tomson, Pastor, and Henry Flynt, 
Teacher, of the Church of Braintry. 

Sergeant Matson hath liberty to mowe about two loads of hay 
in the three-hill marish at Braintrj' this yeare. 

The Prices of Edward Beudall's wharfe are settled for a 3'eare, 
and the writing is here to be entered. 

[73.] Tliis 26th of 6th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John AVinthrop, esq., Deput}' Gov- 
ernor, AVm. Hibbens, Gent., Major Gibons, AYm. Tynge, Treas- 
urer, Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver. 

There is graunted unto Tho. Marshall, Shoemaker, 15 foot Square 
upon the wast, neere Jolm Hill, Blacksmith, his shop, to be sett out 
by Valentine Hill and James Penn, for which he is to pa}' unto the 
Townes use 2()s. upon demand, and so to enjoy the same for three 



Boston Town Records, 1644. 81 

yeares certaine, and if it sliould afterward proove inconvenient 
unto the Towne, He is to relinquish the same againe upon 6 
months warning, the Towne paing hiin his necessar}' charges ex- 
pended tliereon ; proviited allso that this graunt doe not Hinder 
the present water course, nor any that may hereafter be graunted 
for the Coves use. 

There is 20.s'. allowed to be payd to our brother Rawlines in 
Consideration of the High way taken out of his corne feild behind 
his dwelling howse. 

Ordered to be sent unto Braintree. 

" Bretheren and neighbours of Braintree^ 

"Having understood that 3'ou have, beyond the Power of 3'onr 
warrant, chosen John Read, one of our Towne, to serve upon the 
Grand Jury, we desire that you would not put an}' such hiaderance 
unto our Comfortable niutuall agieeraents one with another, but 
that you would desist, and choose some other for that service." 

It's ordered and agreed with James Penn that in Consideration 
of his land at the Fort hill be it more or lesse. He shall have 3 
acres layd out next to William Hibljins, his Land neere Rocksbury 
gate, at the appointment of William Hibbens, Gent., and William 
Colbron. 

This 30th of 7th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop. esq.. Deputy- Governor, 
Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Valentine Hill, James Penn, John Oliver. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pa}- unto Sergeant Turner 
six pounds nine shillings due him from the Towne. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Tho. Oliver, Elder 
of the Chuich, seaven pounds for seaven months attendance upon 
the Cure of the servant of Tho. Hawkins. 

James Penniman, Thomas Matson, Fi'ancis Eliot, Moses Paine, 
have paid ten pounds uuto M''. Henry, as ihey were ordered to doe 
on 29 of 5 nio., 44. 

Thomas Bell hath graunted to him the small parcell of marish 
at Long Island towards the East end, to enjo}' it according to the 
tenure of John Gallop's possession of maiish there. 

This 2d of 10th mo., 1644. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esq., Deputj' Governor, 
Wm. Col!)ron. Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill. John Oliver. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Walter Merr}- 5s. 
for Fencing set up at the upp end of his | 74] gard.-n by rea-on of 
the high wa}' there, and 3.s. for the use of hi> boat to Winuesemet 
to carry workmen to repaire the high wayes there. 

There is lil)erty graunted to Jasper Rawlines to make use of a 
rood of upland f'>r the making of Brickes at the Easterne end of 
Sergeant Hues, his Corne feild neere Rocksbury gale. 

Thomas Joy, Carpenter, is hereby required to make a safe pass- 
age over his Sellar in the high way, by the water side, in the niill- 
feild within two dayes after the sight of this order under the 
poenalty of 20s. 



82 City Document No. 46. 

Its Ordorcfl that the Constables shall pay unto Arthur Perry 
50.S. for his halfe yeares service in drumming, ending on the first of 
7th mo. last past, and AOs. for his attendance on setting of the 
watches this last Summer. 

There is liberty graiinted unto Deacon Eliot to sett out his 
barne six or eight foot into the street at the Direction of Deacon 
Colbron. 

Its ordered that the Constables shall pay unto Deacon Eliot for 
the use of nV Woodbridge eight pounds due to him for keeping the 
Schoole the Last yeare. 

This 30th of 10th mo., 1G44. 

At a meeting this day of Jolin Winthrop, esq , Deputy Governor, 
Wm. Hibbeus, Gent., Wm. Colliron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, 
Deacons, James Penn, John Oliver. 

William Hibbins, Gent., and Valentine Hill are appointed to 
view the marish in the new feild mowne by Edmund Jackson last 
yeare, and to leport unto our next meeting whether it be convenient 
to sell it. and if so the valew of it. 

The Constables have undertaken to mend the highway at the 
head of the Cove neere their Shops, and to charge it to the Townes 
account and also to make a sufficient cartway in the street from the 
C(»ve toward Charleton by what helpe of neight)Ours they can 
attaine, whereof the Towne is to beare halfe the Charge. 

The Constables are to Demand of Martin Sanders and George 
Ruggles of Braintree the mony due to The Towne for Land sold to 
them, and in case they refuse payment to sue them for it, the paj'- 
ment of it having bene for these sundry- yeares witheld by them. 

Assurance is herebj' Given unto Tho : Fowle, Gent, for his Satis- 
faction concerning payment of his present Proportion toward the 
Fortification at Castle Island, that noe more shall be required of him 
toward the building of the worke now in hand there, and in case it 
be not finished that halfe his mony expended shall be returned 
to him. 

There are two acres of ground added to James Penn his former 
graunt on 2hth of 6th mo , 44, for more full satisfaction for his 
land on the fort hill taken to the Use of fortification. 

[75.] Deare Island is let to hire unto James Penn, and John 
Oliver for these three j-ears next ensuing paying unto the Use of the 
Schoole seaven pounds per yeare. In part whereof they are to repay 
according to former order on 31st of 11th mo., 1641, unto IMnjor 
Gibons tiie mony payd by him unto John Ruggle, and that before 
the 1st of 3d mo., 1645. Moreover there is liberty graunted to the 
Inh:il»itants of this Towne to cut wood on it provided that they 
carry off, or set the same on heapes, that it ma}' not be spoyled, nor 
hinder the feed of Cattell. 

This 27th of 11th mo., 1644. 

At a generall Towne-meeting, upon warning from howse to 
howse. 

Sergeant Major Gibons is chosen to be of the Committee for 
Castle Island, and to give order concerning the fortifications in 
the Towne. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1G45. 83 

This Day. At a meeting of Jolin Wintlirop, esq., Deputy 
Governor, ^Vra. Hibbcns, (lent., Sgt.-Major Gibons, Wm. Colbron, 
Jacob Eliot, Valentine Hill, Deacons, John Oliver. 

Edward Miles is admitted Townesman. 

Valentine Hill, Deacon, together with one of the present con- 
stables, are appointed Auditors of Anthony Stodder late Constable 
his accounts, and to make report thereof unto the select men at 
their next meeting. 

Tliere is ten shillings allowed to be payd by the Towne unto wid- 
dow Howin towards her reliefe, in Consideration of her shop now 
standing in the market place speedil}- to be remooved. 

There is graunted unto Joshua Scotto to straiten his pall at the 
head of his howse plat neere John Lowes Howse as the head of the 
sayd John Lowes palls runu, and to have that marish therein 
conteyned. 

The remaining part of the sayd marish neere John Lowes howse 
not formerly Disposed of (except two rods broad next Thomas 
Marshall, his garden palls), is Graunted unto Richard Bellingham, 
Esq., for the Continuance of peace and love, In Consideration of a 
quiet resignation of all claime unto the wast before his howse, to 
be given unto, the Towne under his hand. 

This 31st of Lst mo., 1G45. 

At a meeting this da}- of Jolin Winthrop, esq., Deputy Gover- 
nor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., \Vm. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, 
James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's agreed with Thomas Scotto, of this Towne, for his Dwelling 
howse, and yard, and garden in this Towne, sold and delivered unto 
the select men aflbresaid, for the Towne use, with all the appur- 
tenances thereof, and groweths iherenpon, and benefits that doe or 
may arise by vertue thereof, bounded with the Lands of Henry 
Messenger towards the North ; w ith the Land of M^ Richard 
Hutchinson towards the East : with the Common street toward 
the South : with the Burjing place toward the west, for the sume 
of filtj'-five pounds, to be payd as follows, vizt. : fifteene pounds 
by the said Thomas Scotto's Order unto George Curtis of [76.] 
this Town — five pounds whereof to be payd in wheat at present, 
the other ten pounds to be payd by the end of the 8 moneth next 
ensuing, halfe in nione^', halfe in merchantable beaver at the price 
currant ; And 15/ more bj' the sayd Thomas, his appointment, unto 
John Mellowes at his returne from his present sea vo^'age in like 
manner as the former or otherwise to his satisfaction. And 25Z. 
more, partly in marish in the new fcild, after the rate of SI. 10s. 
per acre, and the residne as shall be further agreed. 

Macklin Knight and William Parsons are admitted Towns- 
men. 

There is graunted unto Alexander Becke the little marish next 
M^ Haiigh's Point, be it more or lesse, as it shall be found by 
measure, after the rate of three pounds 10s. per acre, to be payd 
the one halfe in wheat, and the other halfe in mony for the Towne's 
use, 

Jonathan Balston and Thomas Smith are admitted Townsmen. 



84 City Document No. 46. 

This 10th of 2d mo., 1645. 

At a generall Townesmeeting upon warning from howse to howse. 

It's agreed that the Towne's part of the Garrison at the 
Castle is to be maintejned b}- Rate for this present yeare, which 
is to be assessed b}' the Select men chosen this day ; and the pres- 
ent Constables, Thomas Marshall and William Frankling, together 
with Sergeant Davis and Edward Bendall, are appointed to hire 
eight flit men for said Garrison. 

John Winthrop, esq., Deput}' Governor, "Wm. Ilibbens, Gent., 
Sergeant Major Gibons, VVm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Valentine 
Hill, Deacons, Edward Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver, are 
chosen to order the Towne's affaires as formerly, for these six 
months next ensuing, and Till new be chosen. 

This 28th of 2d mo., 1645. 

At a meeting of John Winthrop, esq., Deput}' Governor, Wm. 
Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, Edward 
Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's ordered that for the Repaire of Rocksbury Gate, 2d. shall be 
levyed upon every head of great Cattell allowed to goe upon the 
Commons in this necke, to be payd by the owners of them, and to 
be gathered by the present heardsman, John Riiggles. 

The Constables are ap[)ointed to require and receive of Thomas 
Joy, or to levy by distresse upon his goods, 20.s. for the Townes 
Use, due upon his neglect of the Townes order concerning making 
a safe passage over his Sellar in the highwa}', by the water-side, 
in the mill-feild ; he is hereby required to mend it within two dayes 
after the notice given him by one of the Constables, under the 
poenalty of 205. more. 

There is granted unto David Phippen liberty of wharfing before 
his propriety, neere the milne Creek. 

There is libertj- graunted unto Widdow Ilowen to cut hay this 
next summer, for the wintering of one Cowe, in [77.] some part 
of the maresh neere Rocksbury gate, where cattell canuut Come to 
feed. 

This 26th of the 3d mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esqre., Depntv Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Colbron, Valentine Hill, Deacons, Edward Tynge, 
James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's Agreed with Martin Sanders and George Ruggle of Braintr^^, 
that whereas they purchased 22 acres of Land at Braintry f<»r 126'. 
per acre, allthough the Payment have bene now long deferred, yet, 
in Consideration of the Rockynesse of some part of it, there are 
foure acres allowed to make good the rest upon condition that the^- 
make payment of ten pounds, sixteene shillings, one third in 
wheat, one third in pease, one third in R^e, into one of the Con- 
stables hands of Boston, at the price cnriant when it is due, 
being at or before the last of the eighth month next ensuing, which 
they have accordinglj' promised to doe, otherwise the said abate- 
ment is vojd, and the former Bargain to stand good. , 

It's Ordered, that speed}' notice shall be given by the Constables 



Boston Town Records, 1645. 85 

to John ]\Iilam to repaire and moke safe the passage over the 
bridge neere Leonard Buttles howse, within three dayes after 
notice given, under poenalty of 20s. to be distra3-ned by the 
Constables. 

In Consideration of the great annoyance complayned of to be 
done by Swine at Pulling Point, specially bj' some that keepe 
excessive numbers there, It's ordered that none shall suffer above 
three swine to goe abroad for twenty acres of Land lying unfenced in 
Common with other Lands there "(nnlesse they shall jointly agree 
otherwise among themselves), and those to be sufficiently ringed, 
under the poenaltj- of two shillings for ever}- swiiie found altroad 
above the sayd number prescribed, or not ringed, to be payd unto 
the.Townes use, beside the damage done by them, for which satis- 
faction is to made unto such persons to whom the damage is done. 
For the Levying whereof the owner of the Land against v.hom the 
Trespasse is Committed shall have power to take up and keepe 
the said Trespassing swine, one or more, in his 3'ard, for the space 
of 24 houres, in which time if, upon notice given to the owner of 
the sayd swine, satisfaction be not made, the sayd swine shall be 
sold, and the sayd poenalty and damages being discharged, the 
rest is to be returned unto the owner of the sayd swine. 

This 15th day of 7th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this da}- of .John Winthrop, esqre., Deput}- Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, 
James Penn. Edwai'd T^-nge, John Oliver. 

"Wm. Colbron and James Penn are appointed to la}^ out, before 
our next meeting, the way through the gardens towards the South 
Wind-mill, to begin betwecne Nicolas [78.] Parker's house and 
Eobt. Renolds Garden, and to goe forth betvveene Amos Richard- 
son's and John Palmer's house, and to give notice hereof to the 
owners of the Lands through which it is to be layd. 

This 29th day of 7th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esqre.. Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, James Penn, John 
Oliver, 

Received of Alexander Becke foure pounds seven shillings in 
full satisfaction for the marish graunted him 31st of 1st month, 
45, being about an acre and quarter. 

There is granted unto Arthur Clarke an howselot next unto the 
howse-lot of John Search, to be layd out by Wm. Colbron and 
Jacob Eliot. 

Whereas, the severall graunts of hows lots, and other lands 
recorded in this Tonne booke, are entered onely as graunted to the 
partyes themselves without mention of their heyres, it hath l)eene 
thought fitt to be hereby declared and Ordered that all such graunts 
were, and shall be Intended to be estates in Fee simple, with all 
due and usuall priviledges and appurtenances, and are so to be 
construed, and taken to all Intents, except in such cases wherein 
any particular estate for tearme of yeares is specially- expressed. 

The Constables are to pay unto Arthur Perry five pounds for 



86 City Document No. 46. 

his last yeares service in dnimnnnw, ending on the last of sixt 
month last past, and thirty shillings more for drum heads, &c. 

This 27th of 8th mo., 1G45. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esqre.. Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wni. Hibbens, Gent., Wm. Colbron, Jacob Eliot, Deacons, 
Edward Tynge, James Penn, John Oliver. 

It's Ordered that the Constables shall sett off six shillings of 
Henry Messenger's Rates, for mending the Schoole Master his part 
of the partition fence betweene their gardens. 

The marish that remaines in the Townes hands over against John 
Barrels howse is graunted to Edward Bendall, paying unto the 
Towne for it as it shall be prized by Wm. Colbron and John 
Oliver. 

[In the margin.] Which being prized was refused by Edward 
Bendall, soe the grant is voyd. 

The 26th of 10th mo., 1645. 

At a Generall metinge upon publieke notice, are chosen for this 
year the Select men, M'. Jolin Winthrop, Esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, M''. Hibbens, Maior Gibbons, Capt. Keayne, M'. Fowle, 
M'. Colbourne, M^ Hill, Jacob P^liot, James Penn. 

At a metinge this Day of John Winthrop, Esqre., Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Will. Hibbens, Gent., Maior Edward Gibbons, Robt. 
Keayne, Tho. Fowle, Will. Colbourne, Valt. Hill, Jacob Eliott, 
James Penn. 

It's Ordered that M^ Fowle and James Penn, with the Constable, 
shall take by Will. Fz-ancklins acount, lat. Constable. 

James Penn is chosen Recorder and Tresurer for the Towne. 

[79.] Assurance is herby given unto Sarauell Mavericke, 
Gent, for his Satisfaction concerning the payment of his present 
Proportion of charge toward the fortification at Castle Hand, that 
in case the said fortification be deserted or demolished (except by 
adversary power) within these threi years next ensueing. the select 
Townsmen now being, shall repay imto him the sa^'d charge now 
expended by him towards the saycl fortification. 

The 23d, 12th mo., 1645. 

At a meeting this Day of John Winthrop, esqre.. Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Will. Hibbins, Gent., Mai""^ Gibbons, Tlio. Fowle, Gent., 
Capt. Robt. Keayne, Will. Colbourne, Vail. Hill, Jacob Eliot, 
James Penn. 

Edward Harrison is admitted a townsman. 

Tho. Scotto is apointed to see that the Graves be digged five 
foot deep, and to see the Gates be fast and the fence up, and to 
have some alowance. 

Tho. Scotto is apointed pound-keper, and to be allowed acord- 
ing to the former order. 

Christopher Lawson hath libertye to wharfe afor his howse, being 
that which was Sampsone Shoors b}' Walter Merrys maintaining a 
h3ghway. 

Barnabas Faour and Arthur Perry have liberty to wharfe afor 



Boston Town Records, 1646. 87 

their dors, maintaining a cartway and the h^'ghway free to the 
towne tliough it be wharfed by them. 

For the diference betwen Georg Griggs and Will Blanton, it is 
ordered that George Griggs sliall set up his Garden fence betwen 
them by the 30th, 2d mo., 1G-4G, in penalt3' of 2Us. for the default 
herof. 

Its granted to Alexsander Adams to wharf afor his howse, main- 
taining a hyghway for a cart, and this wharfe to be the breadth of 
all his ground. 

Walter Merry is ordererd. that by the loth of the 3d mo. next he 
shall make a suficient hj'ghway, of 16 foote in breadth, from his 
howse to the watters side, in the penalty of 20s., to be payd to the 
tresurer of the towne ; and in case it be not then done to the con- 
tent of the townsmen, they will then consider lurther of his breach 
of the former order. 

The 23d, 1st mo., 1646. 

At a generall Towns meting it is agreed on that on the second 
day of the first moneth isapointed to met at eight of clocke in the 
morning to chose Deputys for the Generall Court and townsmen 
for that year and Constables and Survayors for the hyghways, evry 
jear. 

23, 1 mo., 46. Nicholas Willis, James Everill, Tho. Grubb, 
Robt. Tourner, Shoomaker, Constables, for this yeare. 

William Colbourne and James Penn are apointed to lay out 
the footway from Mr. Nicholas Farkess howse through the gardens 
to the mill lane or street. 

Proposicons presented to the Townsmen on the behalfe of the 
Inhabitants of the North end of the towne of Boston, the ratifica- 
tion wherof is desired and the registringe of them in the towne 
Records. 

1. That we of this end of the towne whose harts the Lord hath 
made willinge to set about the erectinge and maintenance of a 
fortificacion att Walter Merry's point, may for the future be freed 
from all rats and assessments to what other fortificacions be in the 
towne untill such time as tlie other part of the towne not ioynninge 
with us herin, shall have disliursed and la^-d out in equall propor- 
cion of their estats with ours, as by true acount ma}' apear. 

2. That the land gained at the Townes charge and staked out 
to the townes service by thos deputed for that end to the raysinge 
of a work upon,- may not by any to the private ocations be 
imployed or mad use of, as alsoe that the ground nor flats befor 
the say d worke may not be disposed of by the towne unto any par- 
ticular mans imploy to the predjudic of the sayd worke. 

[79.* J 30th, I'st mo., 1646. 

At a meting, John Winthrop, Esqre, Deputy Governor, M'. 
Wm. Hibbons, M^ Tho. Fowle, Wm. Colbourne, Valt. Hill, 
Jacob Eliot, James Fenn. 

John Berry is put an aprentice to Edward Keyly for seaven 

* Two pages are numbered 79 in the original, and notice called thereto bj 
the clerk at the time. 



88 City Document No. 46. 

yeares. Wm. Brisco, Tho. Bnttolfe, Leaiig''* : Wm.Blanton, 

John Search, Roht Woodward, that hath hows plots unbuilt on 
them shalbe warned to the next townse mettinge. 

It is ordered that ]\P. Cuddington shall set up his garden fences 
b}' the 14: 2 nio. : 46, that lys betweiie John Odlin and himself 
and others, upon penalty of five shillings p. rod for evry rod 
defect. 

Hen3'ry Duglice is admitted a townsman. 

Capt. Hardinge hath liberty to Consider of his hieringe the 
marish till the 6 : 2 mo. : 46. 

Rich : Holidge is to mowe that marish at Long yland this j'ear 
for 2s. 6d. p. year. 

GeoriT HalsoU is graunted liberty to set downe a cawsey ten foot 
Square from his wharfe at the northend of it to low watter marke, 
and that passingers shall Come and goe free to it. 

The 27th, 2 mo., 1646. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, Esqre, Deputy' Gov- 
ernor, Wm. Ilibbins, Gent., Tho. Fowle, Wm. Colbourne, Jacob 
Eliot. James Penn. 

Wm. Blancher is admited to dwell in the towne, and follow his 
trade, beinge a taylor. 

Tho. Joanes apointed Cowe keper this 3-eare, to begin the 28 of 
2 mo. 46. and he is allowed two shillings a Cowe, halfe of it att 
the 24 of the 4 mo. ; he shall receive the rest al tlie end of the year. 

It is ordered that the drye cattell slialbe put of from the necke 
by the 15 of the 3 mo., 46, accordinge to former order. 

A ratt. Made the 27 of the 2d mo., 46, of one hundred pounds 
for the Countr3''s debts, put into the hands of Nicholas Willis, 
Robt. Tourner, James P^verill, Tho. Grub, Constabls, and for the 
towne's ocations was mad, 1 33 — 12 — 0. 

Maior Gibbons, Capt. Robt, Keayne is chosen Deputy's for this 
Court in the 3d mo , 46. 

Wm. Halston is admitted a townsman. 

This 18th of 3d mo., 1646. 

At a Generall townes metting upon lawfull -warninge of all the 
freemen, it is graunted that all the Inhabitants shall have equall 
Right of Commonage in the towne ; those who are admitted b}' the 
townesmen to be inhabitants. 

It is ordered that all who shall after the dat herof come to be an 
inhabitant in the towne of Boston, shall not have right of Common- 
age, unlese he hier it of them that are Commoners. 

It is ordered that there be kept on the Common bye the Inhabi- 
tants of the towne but 70 milch kine. 

It is ordered that ther shalbe no dry cattell, 3'onge Cattell, or 
horse shalbe free to goe on the Common this year : but on horse 
for Elder Oliver. 

It IS ordeied that noe Inhabitant shall have power to sell his 
right of Commonage, but only to let it out to hier from year to year. 

* Doubtless Jacob Leager. 



Boston Town Records, 1646-7. 89 

[80.] It is ordprerl that what soever Cowe or horse shalbe 
found iii)on the necke besid the former 70 allowed of shall pay 
6r7. the day and nio-ht for a eowe, and i2d. the day and night for 
on horse ; this order to begin from the 20th of this month. 

It is ordered that the present Cowe keper shall take the forsayd 
forfeitures, or impound the cattell, and shall have the on halfe for 
his paines, retourning the other halfe unto the towne's Recorder 
for the townes use. 

It is ordered that if any desire to kep sheep, hee may kep foure 
sheep in Hew of a Cow. 

It is ordered that the land upon the marish, by the towne's men's 
order to M^ Wm. Hibbins and James Penn, shall stand good. 

It is ordered that noe Common Marish and pastur ground shall 
herafter bye gift, or sayle, exchange, or otherwise, be counted unto 
propriety, without Consent of the major part of the Inhabitants of 
the towne. 

This 19th of 8th mo., 1646. 

A generall townes metting warned from howse to howse. 

It is ordered and agreed that Bro. Tho. Marshall, bro. Chaffv, 
bro. Negoos, Wm. Francklin, lat Constables, are to be pi-esented 
to the Generall Court for to ansvver the defect in not paj'inge that 
which is behind on the Garrison's wages. 

It is ordered that ther shalbe a ratt of 60Z. forth with made by 
the townesmen for the satisflenge of the Garison at the castle this 
3'ear ensueinge. 

This 25th of 11th mo., 1646. 

At a meeting this day of John Winthrop, esqre, Deputy Gov- 
ernor, Wm Hibbins, Gent., Major Gibbon, Capt. Robt. Keayne, 
Wm. Colbourne, Vail. Hill, Jacob Eliot, James Penn. 

It is ordered thatWm. Davice. the apotecar}', shall have leave to 
sett up a payll afor his hall window and parlor window 3 foot from 
his howse. 

It is ordered that M^ Tho. Oliver shall have nine pounds for his 
curinge Rich. Berry, that was Tho. Hawkins' man. 

It is ordered that George Halsoll shall make up the towne's hygh 
way that l_ys betwcene his garden and the sea that he hath diged 
away, b^- the 6th of the 3d mo. next ensuinge. 

It is ordered that George Halsoll shall kep and imploy a passag 
boatt betweene his wharfe and the ships wher the ships rid, and is 
allowed to take a peny for each person for passage, and no other 
man is to make use of his wharfe or landing plac for hyer or re- 
ward, but it shalbe lawfull for any seamen or others to pass to and 
fro from sayd landinge place in ther on boots without payinge any 
thinge for themselves or freinds. 

This 13th, 1 mo., 1647. 

At a meeting this day of M'. Wm. Colbourne, M'. Anthony 
Stodder, Jacob Eliot, Wm. Davice, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, 
James Fern. 

The constables that wer : Nicholas Willis, Robt. Tourner, James 



90 City Document No. 46. 

Everil, Tho. Grubb, have Given in tlier acounts to fall discharge 
for a ratt lUl. 

This 18th of 1st mo, 1647. 

A Generall tovvnes mettinge warned from howse to how^se, are 
Chosen for this yeare the Selectmen : M"". Wm. Colbouriie, M^ 
Anthony Stodder, Jacob Eliot, Tlio. Marshall, James Everill, 
M^ Wm. Da vice, James Penn. 

For Deputys of the Generall Court: Maior Gibbons, M'. Wm. 
Tinge. 

For Constables: M^ Wm. Davice, Robt Hull, Tho. Buttolfe, 
James Penn. 

For Stn-vayers : James Oliver, Will. Hudson, Rich. Gridley, 
Edward Fletcher. 

For SeaTersoT Leather : Bro. Copp, Evan Thomas, Will. Courser, 
John Stevenson. 

[80.] This 29th, 1st mo., 1G47. 

It is ordered that no Inhaliitant shall entertaine man or woman 
from an}' other towne or Countrye as a sojourner or inmate with 
an intent to reside here, butt shall give notice thereof to the 
Selectmen of the towne for their approbation within 8 dayes after 
their Coujinge to the towne upon penalty of twenty shillings. 

It is farther ordered that no Inhabitant shall farme, lett, or put 
to sale to an}' person any howse or bowses within this towne, 
without first acquaintinge the select men of the town therewith. 

It is farther ordered that no person shall goe about to dig any 
sellar, or erect any building in the face of the street, till they have 
given notice thereof to the selectmen of the towne, upon penalty 
of twenty shillings. 

M"". Heniry Weeb shall euioye the wharfe that he did purchase 
of M^ Edward Tinge for his sole right without disturbance. 

Wm. Brisco and Raph Roott is to see to the makinge up of the 
fences att Muddy river. 

It is ordered that Tho. Joans shall keep the cowes of the towne 
this present year acordinge to former order. 

It is ordered that noe person shall dig any soods out of the 
common upon peiill that ma}' insue on the Damage soe done, nor 
mowe any grass in the marish. 

It is ordered that their shalbe a hygh way, Containinge 1 2 foot 
through INP. Stoughtons ground along the rayle side and soe thro 
Rich. Cooks and IMio. ButoltTs Giound to the farder end of the lots 
to Tho. Munts Ground on the farthest side. 

The 26th, 2d mo., 1647. 

A meten ge of M^ Wm. Colbourne, Jncob Eliot, Mr. Anthon}' 
Stodder, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, M'. Wm. Davice, James 
Penn. 

It is ordered that all fences that lie in division betweene on and 
other shalbe maintained equally b}' the proprietors of the land 
within the towne of Boston. 



Boston Town Records, 1647. 91 

Boniamin Ward liatli libortye to wharf afor his on prnprietj'e. 

Bt'iiinmiii Ward hath boii<iht of the towne tlie eigiit part of the 
marish that is next to him, that INP. Aspinwall Layd out, for dl. per 
annum this too 3-ears, and if the rest of the marish be not let out 
to make up 201. a year within too years, he shall at the end of too 
j-ears give foure pounds per annum for his eight part per annum 
forever, to begin his quarter day the 1, 3d mo., 1647. 

It is ordered tliat John Anderson hath libert\-e to wharfe afor his 
proprietye and that part of the Comon l\ygh way that lies next to 
him ; he shall make no hows on it for any ocasion, and he hath 
libertye to take wliarfage on it for the goods that is landed on it. 

John Milam hath libert}' to wharfe afor the hyghway that lys 
next him. 

The 31st, 3d mo., 1G47. 

A metinge this day of ]\P. Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, M^ 
Anthony Stodder, Tho. Marshal, James Everill, M'. Wm. Davice, 
James Penn. 

John Jibson is allowed a townesman. 

John Chandler is allowed a townesman. 

Tho. Leader is allowed a townesman. 

]\P. Edwards is admited to live in the towne. 

Martin Stebbin is forbiden and not allowed to brewe any more 
bear to sell, save only this week in beinge. 

I sac Groose is not to sell any bear by the quart within dors any 
more. 

It is ordered that noe swine shall goe abroad unyoked nor un- 
ringed, winter nor summer, upon penaltye of 12d. for evry such 
defect. 

[82.] The 26th, 5th mo., 1647. 

At a meetinge this day of M^ Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, M\ 
Anthony Stoddard, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, Wm. Davis, 
James Penn. 

Martin Stebbin is fined 20s. for brewinge bear to sell without 
order. 

Martin Stebbin is allowed to brewe bear at a peny a quart, and 
too quarts a peny, and not to exceed upon penaltye of 201. fine. 

It is ordered that noe i)erson shall sell any bear publicklye with- 
out allowance and approbation from the select men of tlie towne 
upon penaltye of nineleene shillings sixe pence evei-y weeke for 
ofendinge. 

It is ordered that the anoyance that is made bye Robt. Nash in his 
slaughter howse, by his killinge of beasts in the street now layd 
out, that hee shall remove that anoyance on penaltye of 19s. Gel. 
for evry defect iustly complayned of. 

The 31st, 11th mo., 1647. 

At a meetinge this daye of Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthony Stoddard, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, Wm. Davis, 
James Penn. 

The three thousand accres of Land given by the towne towards 



92 City Document No. 46. 

the encoradgment of the iron works at Braintreye is hiyd out 
acordinge to order. 

M^ Mill and M^ Winthorp is to make halfe the bridge over the 
cricke that is diged by M^ Hill, which lyes betwene hiin and the 
townes marish. 

Deare Hand is lett to Edward Bendall, of Boston, with all the 
profitts their of whatsoever, for the tearme of seaven years next 
ensuing the date hearof. In Consideration wherof hee is to pay 
to the Towne of Boston the sum of fourteen pounds per annum for 
the scooles use of the sayd Towne in provision and clothing, pro- 
vided their be reserved a liberty for the Inliabitants of the towne 
of Boston to cutt wood for their own use, nott bringing a draught 
upon the Hand to cart withall, except it be with the consent of 
the sayd Edward Bendall. 

The 13, 1 mo., 1647. 

At a generall townsraettenge upon publicke notice is chosen 
this 3'ear for Townsmen, Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Pklward Tinge, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, James 
Penn. 

For Constables, Jerim3'e Howchin, David Phipeny, Nicholas 
Busby, Wm. Beamsle3^ 

For Survayors, John Button, Beni. Fawr, Walter Merry, Wm. 
Blanton, M'. Cole for Rumney INIarsh. 

For Sealers of leather, Tho. Marshall, Edmond Jackson. 

It is ordered, that noe Constables shalbe discharged of their 
place till they have given up their acounts of the ratts that is 
Ctmmited to them. 

An acount taken of Wm. Davis, Robt. Hall, Tho. Buttolfe, 
James Penn, Constables, the ^-ear past, of too ratts, for the Coun- 
tr}', which came to a 199?. 18s. llr/,, and a ratt for the garrison 
of 751. lis. 10(1., all which are fully cleared and discharged bye 
the tresurer and the towne as our counts doth appeare. 

The 27, 1 mo., 1648. 

At a meeting this daye of Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, Edward 
Ting, Tho, Marshall, James Penn, James Everill. 

Robt. Renolds hath payd his six shillings, eiglit pence, that was 
due to the towne for his land, which leift Savidge received for a 
debt due to him. 

Wm. Philips hath payd his IZ. 16.s. 8d. that was due from Chris- 
topher Stanley to the towne for his land, which Icift. Savidge 
received for a debt due to him. 

The 8: 3 mo., 1648. 

At a generall townes meeting upon publicke notice were chosen 
Deputys for the Court of election, Capt. Keayne, James Penn. 

[83.] It is ordered, this 27th : 1 : mo., 1648, that no swine shall 
go abroad unyooked nor unringed sufficientlj-, winter or summer, 
upon penally of 12d. for evrye on soe scene, without being ^ooked 
and ringed, acordinge to the order of the Generall Court, made the 
9th mo., 1647, who requires the execution hereof upon the townes 



Boston Town Records, 1648. 93 

by the select men, and in case the}' doe neglect the performance of 
it tlie^- are to have levied of their estate fort}- shillings ever}' month 
soe neglectinge ; this order to be put in execution on the 6th : 2d : 
mo., 1648. 

29: 3: mo., 1648. 

At a metinge this day of M^ Wm. Colbourne, Jacob, Eliot, M^ 
Edward Tinge, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, James Penne. 

Tlio, Emiiiis is admited to be an Inhabitant. 

Micliaill Wills is allowed to be an Inhabitant. 

It is ordered, that Benia : Ward shall pay but three pounds per 
annum for the marish that hee hyers of the towne, not expectinge 
foure per annum after too years, acordinge as the former contract 
did bind him unto. 

There is sold unto Jolui Hard a small peece of ground lyinge at 
the end of his howse plat for ten shillings. 

The 29: 11 mo., 1648. 

At a meetinge this day of M'. "Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, 
Tho. Marshall, James P^verdl, James I'enn. 

There is sold unto Hugh Gunison sixe foot of Ground in bredth 
and twelve foot in length, downe to his sign post, to payle in, for 
forty shillings. 

There is grannted to Isac Waker libert}' to set up a porch afore 
his (lore foure foot into the street from his howse dore and sixe 
foot by his howse side. 

There is grannted unto Tho. Marshall all that marish. Contain- 
ing too rods in breadth, that l^'s betweene M^ Rich. Bellingham 
and himself, in pa. 75, in exchange for that 15 foot ot ground that 
hee bought of tlie Towne, acordinge to that order entered pag. 73, 
but the Towne did not think fit, on Consideration, to make good 
that sayle to him. 

The 26: 12 mo., 1648. 

At a meetinge this da}^ of M^ Wm. Colbourne, Jacob Eliot, 
Tho. Marshall, James Everill, James Penn. 

M'. Richard Bellingham hath liberty to wharfe afore his pro- 
prietye that lieih between Walter Merry and Wm. Winbourne, 
provided it doth not prejudice the battery. 

Jeremye Howchin hath liberty to set up a portch 4 foot from his 
howse, and soe all alonge by his howse, to put up a payle before it. 

It is ordered, that Jacob Elliot shall have the svvamp that joyneth 
to his allotment at mudye River next to Cotton Flax liouse bye the 
Common frild, Reservinge libertye to cut hedginge wood in it for 
the Comujon fence that runeth thro the sayd swamp. 

It is ordered upon Consideration of our Bro. Bendall's request 
about Dear Hand, which the towne let to him for seven years, it is 
Granted to hnn that his seven years shall be made up twenty and 
one years payinge his rent of 14/. per annum, accoiding to former 
agreement, provided that he shall leave a suplv of wood for the 
[84.] Maintenance of on family for ever, as also whatever fruit 
trees lie [corner torn off] i)lant their he or his hayrs shall leave 
standing at the end of his [torn otf. j 



94 City Document No. 4G. 

It is ordered, upon pernsall of the acounts of M\ TTill [ ] 

Edward Bendall about tlie cove or docke in tlieir charges, which 

the}' [ ] in the five years allowed them by the towne to expend 

in as apears [ ] 56, which we find to put to account 818Z. 13s. 

4d., which makes their nu[ ] of years for tliem to possess to 
be four score from the year 1G4G. 

It is ordered, that James Johnson shall have sixteene foot of 
ground from his howse southward alonge downe to his garden 
payle post, in consideration that he sliall make and maiiitaine for- 
ever a sufficient hyh way for foot and Cart over the waiter Course 
which runs from M^ Hutchisons yard alonge by his house end. 

It is ordered that John Baytman, John Burrill, Tho. Hawkins, 
James Hawkins and the rest of the naybours shall have liberty to 
remove away that crose worke that is set over the milne creeke 
which hindnth the passage of boats, upon such Condition that 
the}' shall make tlie creek goe alonge out to loe watter marke. 

M''. AVni. Bronton hatli liberty to set up a portch afore his 
howse to range even in the street with M^ Hills and M\ Hardings. 

Theris grauntecl unto Ensigne Hutchison, Benia : Gilkim, Benia : 
Ward, Jonathan Balston, John Compton, Tho. Smyth, Steeven 
Butler, Rich. Richison, liberty to make a h^'ghway from their 
howses over the marish to the bridge and over M'. Hills Ground 
upon their owne charges which was eight pounds, sixteen shil- 
lings, for which charges they are free from Hyghway charges this 
nine years. 

Ther is ordered that a hyghwaj' of twelve foot between Capt. 
Hardings howse and VVm. Davice howse, shall goe alonge to the 
bridge which the towne and M'. Hill set up together, beinge to be 
made by the towne and M^ Hill, and for that hyghwaj^ their is 
graunted to M^ Hill a way to his Ground by the sea side, alonge 
bye the howse of Wm. Hudson, senior, and a cart wa}- below the 
wharfe. 

The 12th 1: mo., 1649. 

At a generall Townemeettinge of all the Inhabitants upon pub- 
lic warninge were chosen for Deputy's of the Generall Court for 
this year Capt. Keayne and James Renn. 

For select men weie chosen M"". Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthony Stoddard, Jerimy Howchin, Tho. Marshall, James Everill, 
James Renn. 

For clarkes of the market, Jerim^' Howchin, James Renn. 

For Constables, M'. Tho. Clarke, Theodor Atkinson, Tho. 
Clarke and Harnabas Fawer. 

For Survayors of the Hyghways, Christopher Gibson, Walter 
Merey, John Button, Wm. Bhuiton. 

For Sealers of leather. Rich. Weeb, Robt. Tourner. 

It was further ordered that the select men of the towne shall 
take order aboute Longe Hand and Spectacle Hand, Avith them that 
now hold it, to instate it on them for Inheritance, upon paying a 
yearl}' rent upon evrye accre for the Schols use. 

It was further ordered that those that shall undertake to buildea 
howse for the Courts to be kept in, shall have the Imunitve of it 
that comes by any tole or rent to them and their hayers for ever. 



Boston Toavn Records, 1649. 95 

It is ordered that the ITyghway that lieth on the south side of the 
M-atter niilne shall run alonge bye the Corner of the sayd mihie a 
rod in breadth, as it is layd out in a strait line to the niilne hill 
that lies to the ferrye to Charlton. 

M^ Tho. Clarke is fined 20s. for refusing to serve his Con- 
stables place, 

[85.] [Corner torn] 9:2: mo., [-]649. 

A meetinge this day of M'. Wni Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Jeremy Houchin, Tho : Marshall, James Everill, James 
Penne. 

In the place of M^ Tho. Clarke was chosen Isaac Waker to be 
Constable for this 3'ear. 

Wm. Philips hath agreed to give 13.9. id. per annum for ever 
to the use of the schole for the land that Christopher Stanley gave 
in his will for the schols use ; the rent day began the 1 of March, 
1649. 

Moses Paine, of Braintree, hath let to him 500 Accers of land, 
to be layd out at Braintr}', painge forty shillings per annum for 
ever, for the schols use, and to begin his rent daye on the first 
of May, 1649, to be payd on the first of tlie first mo. for ever, in 
corne or porke at the jjrize curant, and that to be payd into the 
towne treasuree successivlye. 

John Barrill, John Odlin, Wm. Ludkin, James Browne, Benia- 
min Negoose, Raph Masson, James Davise, Edward Dinis, Tho. 
Munte, Rich. Cartter, Ab( 11 Porter, Tho. Grube, John Strange, 
Tho. Weyborne, James Jemson, doth bind themselves and their 
successors to pay six pence an accre per yeare for their land at 
Spectacle Hand for ever to the use of the schole, that so it ma^- be 
proprietye to them for ever, and they are to bringe in their pay to 
the townes treasurer the first of February forever, or else there 
land, is forfiet into the towne's disposinge. 

John Jackson, Garaalliel Waight, James Hudson, Wm. Kerb}', 
Tho. Bell. Robt. Linchorne, Anthony Harker, Abi-11 Porter, Tho. 
Spalle, Tlio. Munte, Water Senot, Wm. Coope, Rich. Ilollige, 
Nicholas Baxster, Wm. Lane, Edward Browne, Beniamin Negoose, 
Beniamin Warde, Francis East, Henirye AUin, Ed. Rainsford, 
Tho. Venner, John Odlin, Wm. Ludkin, George Griggs, James 
Davis, Richard Richardson, Robt. Blote, Mathevv Jones, Mawdit 
Ingles, Rich. Flud, Jonathan Balston, Tho. Stanberrye, 
Christopher Parrise, John Viall, Mathew Chaffe}', Micaell Wills, 
doth bind themselves, and there successors to pay sixe pence an 
accre for theire land at Long Hand bye the yeare for ever: and 
that to be for the use of the scole, that soe it maye be proprietye to 
them for ever, and the}' are to bi inge in there pay to the townes 
treasurer the first of februarye for ever, or else there land is forfeit 
unto the townes disposinge. 

M"'. Bowin and Petter Oliver is chosen for perambulation at 
Mudye River. 

AUexsander Becke is chosen to keep the Cowes this year, and is 
to rec : '2s. per head. 

Capt. Wm. Tinge shall have the refusall of the purchase of the 



96 City Document No. 46. 

swanipe that lyes between M'. John Wilsons, of Boston, and 
himselfe. 

Tliere is granted unto En^igne Hutchison, Beni. Gillam, Beni. 
Ward, Jonathan Balston, John Compton, Tho. Smyth, Steven 
Butler, Kirhard Richison, leave to make a Highway from there 
howses over the marish to the Bridge and over M'. Hills Ground, 
upon there ovvne charge, they beinge allowed to be free from all 
charges of Hyghwayes till the somm of 8^. 16s. be run out which 
they have disbursed. 

There is ordered and laj'd out a h3'ghway of 12 foot betweene 
Capt. Hardings howse and Wm. Davis howse alonge strait to the 
Bridge, which the towne and M'. Hill set up betwene them, upon 
Consideration that the hyghway at the seaside is demolished onlye 
a wa}' bye the howse of Wm. Hudson, senior, reserved for cart 
and horse below it for the acomodation of tlie sayd land. 

[SG.^ The 26: 4th mo., 1649. 

At a meeting this da3'e Wm. Colborne, Jacob Eliot, Anthonj' 
Stoddard, Jeremy Houchin, Tho. Maishall, James Everill, James 
Penn : there was a ratt made of 38/, Is. 0<l. for the Hyglivvays to 
be gathered by the siu'veyors for this yeare and to be expended 
on the Hygh vvayes. 

Rich Taylor is to ringe the bell at 9 of the cloke at night and 
half an hoiire after foure in the morninge and is to have for his 
recompence 41. a yeare, begininge his year the 24 : 4th mo , 1649. 

It is ordered and agreed bitwene the Select men of the towne of 
Boston on the on part and Martin Saunders, Samuell Basse and 
Mathevv Barnes lor and in behalfe of the Towne of Braintrye on 
the other part, that whereas Boston hath sertaine lands Hinge be- 
tweene the Bounds of Dorchester and the Bounds of Wayuiouth 
as by the Grant of the Court it will appeai-e : It is now agreed 
bye and betwixt the partj'es afore sa3'd in the behalfe of the 
Towne doe grant that all such Lands of theirs within the pre- 
cincts aforesayd (being comonly called and knowne by the name 
of Mount WoUiston) shalbe ai-counted within the Towneship of 
Braintrye and lyable to beare all Lommon charges in that Towne 
when they are layd out and improved. The towne of Boston 
still retaininge the right and power of allottinge and disposiugt of 
all those lands to particular persons that are yet unlottetl out ; the 
Towne of Braintrye, paying therefore The sum of fifty pounds in 
maner followinge. Unto the towne of Boston viz. ten pounds 
the lOth of January next ensuiuge the Date hereof, and ten [)oniids 
each first mo. ensuinge (the next first mo. only excepted) lor foure 
j-eares successi\ely untill the whole be payd ; all the sayd pay- 
ments to be made in marchantable Corne as wiieat. Rye, Pease 
and Indian at fifty shillings in each of them which sayd some of 
fifty pounds beinge payd, the Inhabitants of the Towne of Brain- 
trye are not only to inioye for a common the loUU acres formerly 
layd out lor a C(»mon, but alsoe ilie abovesayd libeity and power 
with all tlieir Inhabitants, as other townes, to bring in all improved 
lands to beaie Common charges with them : provided that M'. 
John Wilson, pastor of the church of Boston, shall not be ratted 



Boston Town Kecords, 1649. 97 

unto Braintiye for his farme at Braintrye, only that his tenant 
shalbe still liable as heretofore. Finall}", it is agreed and promised 
by the sayd three men, Martin Saunders, Samuell Basse, and 
Mathew Barnes, for and in the behalfe of the towne of Braintrye 
to make good the aforesayd pa3'ment at the meetinge howse of 
Boston, to the select men thereof, which shall be successively 
chosen the severall 3'ears. In witnes where of the select men of 
the Towne of Boston for the time beinge on the on part, and 
Martin Saunders, Samuell Basse, and Mathew Barnes on the other 
part, in the behalfe of the Towne of Braintry, have set to their 
hands Interchangably, this 20th of the 8th mo., 1G47. 

John Loo, John Scotto, Wm. Hanbery, Isaac Waker, Edraond 
Jackson, John Shaw, Joseph Wormwall, Leanard Buttolfe are in- 
debted to the Towne of Boston, and their successors for ever for 
the schols use for their land in Bendalls Cove, as their evidences 
will show it forth, which some that is to be payd yearly is 3L 3s. 2d. 

Beniamin Ward is to pay unto the Towne of Boston and his 
successors for ever, 31. per annum for a parcill of land by his howse, 
as the evidence doth make plaine, to be for the schols use. 

Edward Bendall hath Deare Hand for twent}^ yeares and he and 
his to pay 14/. per annum and his successors, to the Towne of 
Boston for the schools use as bye evidence will appeare. 

At a Generall Townes meetinge, the 12 : 1 mo., 1649, bj-e gen- 
erall Consent it was refferred unto the select men of the Towne 
to transact the agreement betwene those that have interest in the 
Cove and the Towne for their rent which they are to pa3'e to the 
schols use for ever, that is to say for the sayle of the reversion of 
the Cove called Bendall's Docke. 

[87.] The 27: 6: mo., 1649. 

At a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, 
Anthon}' Stoddard, Jeremy Houchin, James Everill, Tho : Mar- 
shall, James Penn. 

It is ordered that Anthony Stoddard shall have libertye to sell 
his 100 acres of land to INloses Payne, of Braintre, and that he 
shall have liberty to take it next unto that hee hath hired of the 
Towne, or else where, if he see Cause. 

Robert Nash is fined 19s. 6d. for his leavinge his slaughter howse 
with noyesome smells, to the offence of the Towne. 

M''. Sowther is admited a townesman to Inhabit with them. 

Tho. Painter hath liberty to erect a milne at Fox hill, by pub- 
licke consent of the Towne in generall, and that he is bound to 
finish the milne in too years, and at the first pecke of Corne it 
grinds hee is to begin his rent of 40s. per annum forever to the 
publike use of the Towne. 

James Pilbeam is admited an Inhabitant of the Towne. 

Wm. Francklin is fined 20s. for setinge up his howse and Com- 
inge out on the Towne's ground, and not callinge the select men of 
the Towne to vew it acording to towne order, and is further fined 
20s. every ten days till the abuse be reformed. 

Vallintine Hill shall make up his ground at the bridge within 14 
dayes, or else he is fined 20s., and on the neglect hereof hee is fined 
20s. every ten days till it be amended. 
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98 City Document No. 46. 

George Halsoll is fined 20s. for not making up his hyghwav afor 
his shop soficientl}', and hath liberty for the finishing of it till the 
next 8 mo., '50. 

Daniell Turant* shall erect his whai'fe for the hygh waj' before 
his howse sufficiently by the 3 of the 11th mo., upon penalty of 20s. 
fine. 

It is ordered tliat M'. Clarke, mariner, is to cleare the High way 
at his cellar, and secure it that noe harme be done bye it, and that 
within 6 da3'es, upon penalty of 20s. fine. 

It is ordered that Wm. Beamsly shall remove awa}^ his oyster 
shells from of the Towne's hye way before his dore by the 1 of the 
11th mo., on the penalt}' of 20s. fine. 

It is ordered that John Baker shall remove the howse that stands 
on the Towne's Highway by the 1 of 11th mo. on penalty of 20s. 
fine. 

The 31st, 9th mo., 1649. 

At a meeting of M"". Wm. Colbrone, Jacob Eliot, Anthony 
Stoddard, Jeremy Houchin, James Everill, Tho. Marshall, James 
Penn. 

John JNIilam is fined 20s. for the defect of his wa}' before the 
milne, and also 20s. for the defect of the Bridge by John But- 
Bian's ; if they be not mended within 4 da3'es, he is fined 20s. evry 
10 days for evry offence. 

Edmond Jackson is fined 20s. for his defect of his way by his 
cellar betweene James Everill and himselfe, if it be not mended b}' 
the 5th, nth mo. 

It is ordered that noe person whatsoever shall suff"er an^^ stones, 
clay, timber or firewood, boords or clapboords, or any other thinge 
that maye anoye the towne's streets to lye above 48 howres, upon 
penalt}' of five shillings for evr^' default. 

Edward Belcher is chossen watter Bayley to see that noe stones 
nor timber doe lye on the flats or shoor to the Dammage of boats 
or vessals, as alsoe to see to the clearinge of the streets of such 
things as doth anoye the streets, and for his satisfaction he shall 
have half of eviry fine, and the other half to be for publiq use. 

It is ordered that the owaiers of the wind millne successively shall 
secure the railne from doing any damage to any Cattell or swine, 
upon penalty of makinge satisfaction softiciently. 

Wm. Franklin is fined 20s. for disablinge the passage way over 
the Creeke by John Butman's howse. 

Acordinge to order of the Towne in Generall, whoe gave power 
to the select men of the towne, to sell the Reversion of the Dock 
or Cove Called by the name of Bendall Docke, together with the 
flats thereto belonginge, which uppon the 31 : 9 mo., 49. The 
Select men of the Towne have sold the Reverssion to James 
Everill, ever painge to the School's use sixe pounds sixteene shil- 
lings ten pence p. Anum for ever, as may more fully appeare in 
the Deed of sayle in the Towne's keepinge, under the hands of 
the Recorder [torn off"] time being. 

* Called Turrell in Index; the name is often spelt Turand and Turing. 



Boston Town Recokds, 1649-50. 99 

[88.] It is ordered that all the land at the head of the Cove 
round aboule by John Glover's, George Burden's, Hugh Gunison's, 
Capt. Wm. Tinge's, Wm. Franklin's, Robert Nashe's, and eight 
foot to the eastward of it, is highway, and not to be acounted within 
the purchase of James Everill of his purchase of the Towne : As 
alsoe from the Eastward sid of the eight foot, and round about bye 
the Corner of Edward Bendall's Bricke howse, and soe by Samuell 
Col's howse, as alsoe to Edward Ting's wharfe, shall goe a High 
way of twentye foote in breadth. 

The 26: 12th mo., 1649. 

At a raeetinge of M'. Wm. Colbron, Anthon}^ Stoddard, Jacob 
Eliot, Jeremy Houchin, James Everill, Thomas Marshall, James 
Penn. 

John Milam is fined 20^. for not makinge a Cart bridge at John 
Buteman's howse ; and if hee goeth not aboute it within sixe dayes 
hee is fined 20s. every sixe dayes till it be finished. 

The 11th: 1: mo., 1650. 

Att a generall townes meetinge upon publicke notice were 
chosen for Deputys for the General Court this ensuinge yeare, 
M^ Anthou}' Stoddard, James Penn ; and for Selectmen, M^ 
Wm. Colbrone, Anthony Stoddard, Jacob Eliot, Jerimie How- 
chin, Tho. Marsliall, M''. Tho. Clarke, James Penn ; for Clarkes 
of the Market, Jerimie Howchin, James Penn ; for Constables, 
Robert Button, Edmund Jackson, John Phillips, Christopher Gib- 
son ; for Surveighours for the High ways, George Halsoll, Wm. 
Cotton ; for leather sealers, Nathaniell Bishop, Wm. Couresser. 

It is alsoe agreed on that M'. Woodmansey, the Schoolmaster, 
shall have fiftye pounds per annum for his teachinge the schollers, 
and his proportion to be made up by ratte. 

It is alsoe agreed that Petter Oliver shall have loL per annum, 
for 7 years, to maintaine the High wa3'es from Jacob Eliots Barne 
to the fardest gate bye Roxsbery Towns end, to be sufficient for 
Carte and horse, to the satisfaction of the Countiye. 

It is alsoe agreed on that theire shall be a carte Bridge bye John 
Milame set up by John Butemans howse acordinge to Contract. 

M"". Adam Winthrop, Wm. Phillips, Wm. Beamesley were 
chossen to ioyne with the Selectmen of the Towne, to la}^ out the 
high wayes by the new meetinge howse. 

It is also agreed on that all the land at Braintree undespossed 
of, besides the 2,000 acers that was set apart for the schools use, 
is not from this time forward to be alotted to any particular per- 
sons, but to be improved for the publike service of the Towne of 
Boston. 

It is agreed on that a ratte shalbe made for the fortification that 
is to be sect aboute bye those that are apointed for it. 

The 18th 1st mo., 1650 or 1649. 

At a meeting this day of M''. William Coleborne, Jacob Eliott, 
Tho. Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 



100 City Docibient No. 46. 

James Penn was chosen Tresurer for the Towne this 3-eare. 
Anthon}' Stoddard was chosen Recorder for the Towne this yeare. 
Thomas Bell and David Ilickborne were chosen to execnte the 
order aboute Swinne this yeare. Sergeant Scott had notice given 
him that Capt. Harding Pale before his honse be Taken away 
within one moneth ensuinge, npou Penalltye of twent}- shillings. 

25th, 1st mo., 1650. 

At a meting this day of "William Coloborne, Jacob Eliatt, Tho. 
Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

Tho. Painter hath Libertye to sell his Dwelling honse to Ephraim 
Hunt. 

Tho. Munt hath Libertye To Mow the March at Bird Hand this 
yeare. 

M'. Jerimy Houchin is chosen Sealer of the weights and Meas- 
ures this yeare Till another be Chosen. 

[89.] Brother Beck is assigned to receave of the Constables 
that were last yeare, five pounds foure shillings for the keping of 
Tho. Rand as full satisfaction. 

This 12th 2d mo., 1650. 

At a meting this da\' of M'. Tho. Clarke, James Penn, Jerimy 
Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard, Selectmen, 
M''. Adam Winthrop, William Phillips, and William Bearasley 
apointed to Lay out High wayes at the North end of the Towne. 

It was ordered that there should be a way of a Rod broad by the 
water side from the Batterry to Charles Towne ferry. 

It was ordered that a Highwav of two Rod in breath should be 
preserved by Will. Phillips in the Feild that was M^ Stanleys, and 
soe to the Ferry point at Charles towne, Leding unto the Crose 
way that Leads from the Water Mills unto the water side betwene 
Good Duglas and Water Merryes garden, acording as it is marked 
and stakt out this day, and untill Buildings be there erected, Gaites 
and stiles mav suffice. 

It was ordered that the way formerly granted of a Rod in breath 
b}'' the water side from Gallops point to the Battery (being inter- 
rupted by Mrs. Hawkins, her house) it shall turne up from the 
water side through M". Hawkins her garden and soe by M^ Win- 
throps house, betweene Major Bornes house and his Garden, 
before M'. Holioks, to the Battery. 

This 22d of 2 mo., 1650. 

At a Meting of the Fremen b,y particular Warning to Chouse a 
Deputie for the Generall Court in the Steed of James Penn who 
was Chosen by the Church for other service, Thomas Marshall 
was Chosen Deputie for the Generall Court. 

The 29th of 2 mo., 1650. 

At a meting this Day of M^ William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
James Penn, Thomas Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Thomas Marshall, 
and Anthony Stoddard. 



Boston Town Records, 1650. 101 

It was ordered that M'. Elias Maverick and James Johnson, 
who were chosen by George Burden ; Deacon Eliatt, and M''. 
Thomas Clarke who were chosen by the Townsemen in the pres- 
ence of M". Newgate and with Consent of him : should Lay out a 
Cart and a Horse way at Rumley Marsh from M^ Holiocks Farme 
towards the Mill, 

The 24th of 4th mo., 1650. 

At a meting this Da}^ of M"". William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
Thomas Clarke, Jerim}- Houchin, Thomas Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

It is ordered that whereas there was 600 Akers of Land 
grainted to M"". Thomas Foule, which Land is accepted at Rum- 
ley March by Samuell Bennett of Line, be it more or lesse as is 
expressed in a deed to him made by Captaine Leveritt and M"". 
Hill : The Towne is freed from the said Graint, or otherwise the 
said Land is to returne to the Towne againe. 

The 29th of 5th mo., 1650. 

At a meting this Day of M^ William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, 
Mr. Tho. Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

[90.] It was ordered that M''. Colborne and Jacob Eliatt 
should be desired to View the Swampe betwene our Pastor's ground 
at Brantree and Captaine Ting, and to Strike the Line betwene 
them and also that part betweene tlie Captaine and Edmund Quinsye, 
and to make report of the quantity thereof to the Townesmen. 
And there report was that our Pastor his part of the Swamp was 
about 80 Akers, and Capt. Ting 14 Akers, besides 6 or 8 Akers 
betweene him and Edmund Quins^-e ; the Bounds betwixt both is 
the naturail Passage of the water in a small Running. The which 
parsells of the Swamp were granted to them by the Towne in 
generall. 

10th of first mo., 1650. 

Mr. Vener and the Neighbours there about had libertie to dig a 
Well and Set a Pumpe therein, nere the Shop of William Davis, 
providing without anoyance to the street passage for the Wast 

Water. 

The 30th of 7th mo., 1650. 

At a meting of M"". William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, James 
Peiln, M^ Tho. Clarke, Jerimy Houchin, Tho. Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

Daniell Lovett had lett unto him 60 Akers of Land at Brantree 
Lying at the end of M"". Hough Frame and one the side of Capt. 
Keynes, Junior, for 10s. a yeare, the which Land he or his assignes 
shall inioy for ever, paying the aforesaid Rent to the Tresurer of 
Boston in Marchantable Corne. The first payment to be made the 
first of the 2d mo., 165L 

M^ Glover and Brother Burden hath let unto them the ground be- 
fore there proprietyes, soe Fare as from the Corner of M'. Webs 



102 City Document No. 46. 

house to the Corner of Goodman Hurds Shop upon a streightLine, 
for which the}' are to pay 30s. a j^eare for ever, M^ Glover 10s. 
Brother Burden 20s. 

The 9th mo., 1650. 

At a General! towne meting upon warning, it was agreed that the 
Bells Capt. Crumwell gave the Towne should be by the Select men 
disposed of to the Best Advantage, and the produce Laid out for 
one Bell for a Clocke. 

The 30th of 10th mo., 1650. 

At a meting of M^ William Coleborne, Jacob Eliatt, Mr. Tho. 
Clarke, James Penn, Tho. Marshall, Jerim}' Houchin, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

M"". Moses Payne of Brantree hath let to him 500 Akers of 
Laud at Brantree and is to ioyne this 500 Akers with the former 
500 let to him, Taking in all the Land betwixt the two greatt 
blew Hills and the next Hill to them, and what there is of it 
above 1000 Akers, he is to pay proportionabl}' after the Raite of 
40s. a yeare for 500 Akers, for ever, and to make payment as for 
the first 500 Akers, beginning his Rent for this the first of 
the first mo., next; and this Land to be Bound for the Rent for 
ever. 

Brother Fletcher hath libertie to make a seller doore two Foott 
and a halfe R3'sing from his house. 

[90.*] The 24th of the 12th moneth, 1650. 

At a meting of Elder Eliatt, Elder Penn, M^ Tho. Clarke, Tho. 
Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and Anthon}' Stoddard. 

Brother Salter had Libertie granted to sett up a Fish house upon 
a peece of Sunken March bj^ the Crike side before Elder Colborne's 
Feild gate, to be set out by Elder Colborne and Elder Eliatt. 

The first of the first mo., 1651 or 1650. 

At a meting of Elder Eliatt, Elder Penn, M^ Tho. Clarke, 
Tho. Marshall, Jerimy Houchin, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Mr. John Maverick hath Libertie to Wharfe before his pro- 
prietye, provided he doe it in Convenient Tyme. 

The like Libertie is Granted to Henr}' Duglas. 

The like Libertie is granted to Alexander Adams. 

The like Libertie is granted to Richard Thurstone. 

The like Libertie is granted to John Clarke. 

Mr. Astwood hath Libertie granted to wharffe before his prop- 
rietye to Low Water Marke. Wm. Beamsley hath Libertie 
granted to wharfe or peare before his proprietie to low water 
marke, provided he goe noe Broader then his ground is at hie 
water IVIarke ; M'. Richard Leader to wharfe or peare before his 
proprietie to low water Marke, provided he goe noe Broader there 
then his ground is at hie Water Marke. 



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Boston Town Records, 1651. 103 

The 10th of the first mo., 1651. 

At a Generall towne meeting upon pnblike notice were Chosen 
for Deputyes, Capt. John Levcritt and M'. Thomas Clarke. 

For Select men, M'. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. 

Thomas Clarke, M'. Edward Ting, M'. Houchin, Deacon 

Marshall, Anthony Stoddard. 

For Constables, M^ Hezekia Usher, Edward Fletcher, George 
Davis, John Sinderland, and Henry Eavons for Rumley March. 

For Clarks of the Market, M'. Davis and Peter Oliver. 

For Survayors of the Hye wayes, Wm. Gotten and George 
Hailshall. 

For Sealers of Leather, Wra. Courser and Robert Read. 

For a Committe to Draw up the power to be given to the Select 
men, which is first to be presented to the Towne and Consented 
too if they se Cause, M^ Hibbens, Capt. Kayne, M''. Duncan, 
Leif. Savage, and M'. Adam Winthrop. 

Also it was Declared by the inhabitans that the spare High 
wayes at the ends of both the Bridges over the Mill Streame is the 
Towne's proprietie, and Libertie was grainted to the Iseighborhod 
to Wharfe the same for Publike Lauding of Goods. 

The 11th of first mo : 1651. 

At a meting of Richard Parke, Capt. Leveritt, Mr. Tho. Clarke, 
Mr. Edward Ting, Mr. Houchin, Deacon Marshall, Anthony 
Stoddard, with the Constables. 

M\ Jerimy Houchin was Chosen Sealer of Weights and Meas- 
ures. M"". Edward Tinge was Chosen the Towne Treasurer. 

Anthony Stoddard was Chosen the Towne Recorder. 

The 24th of first mo., 1651. 

At a Generall towne meting it was agreed uponthat noe inhabitant 
shall Lett anj- house, Housing or Land Avithin the Neck of Boston 
to any Forriner without the Consent of the Select men, or the 
Maior part of them ; and all Orders formerly maid for not selling 
proprietyes without the Select men's Consent is hereby repealed, 

Thelastof first mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M'. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. Tho. 
Clarke, M'. Edward Ting, M'. Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthony Stoddard. 

It was ordered that Goodman Leader, senior, shall suflflciently 
Yoake and Ring all the Swine of this Towne, and the owners there- 
of to pa}^ him for it ; and in Case any shall refuse soe to doe. There 
Swinne being sene abroad not sufHtiently Yoaked and Ringed, the 
owners thereof shall pa}" to the Tresurer of the Towne for the 
Towne use, 10s. for every default ; and this order to begin to be in 
force the 10th day of the 2d mo., 1651, and Continue all the year 
after. 

It was ordered that whereas there hath bin for divers Yeares a 
High wa}' by the ground that is now Richard Fairel;)anks, and soe 
along the feild to Bro. Deming's house ; And neyther the Way nor 
the Breadth of the Way Recorded in the Towne Booke, it now 



104 City Document No. 46. 

apeareing by severall Testimonies upon Oath, that the way was 
Graiinted by former Selectmen of the towne to be 12 Foott in 
Breath, it is Ordered for the Tyme to come it shall be soe Ac- 
ounted ; and where it is Stratened b}' the fense of Richard Fare- 
bainks, the said fense shall be removed Fourthwith. 
Henry Rust is Admitted an Inhabitant. 

The 28th of 2d mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M-". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, W. Tho. 
Clarke, M^ Jerim^^ Houchin, M''. Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthon}' Stoddard. 

Thomas Alcocke is apointed to be Cow keper this j'eare ; and he 
is to have two shillings a head from the owners thereof. The Tyme 
of his keping is to begin The first of the 3d mo., and to Continue 
till the 10th of 8th month. 

[93.] The 2Gth of 3d mo., 1651. 

At a meting of Mr. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Tho. 
Clarke, Mr. Jerimy Houchin, M'. Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, 
and Anthony Stoddard. 

John Button is Fined twentye shillings for Letting a Forriner 
have a shop and entertainment in his house without the Consent of 
the Selectmen, and to have notice to discharge him fourth with out 
of his house, upon the same penaltye. 

The 20th of 4th mo., 1651. 

At a meeting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M^ Jerimy 
Houchin, Mr. Edward Ting, and Deacon Marshall. 

It was agreed that if Francis Smith doe not remove his house 
out of the high way b}'^ the 23d of this instant, then he is fyned 
twentie shillings, for the Towne's use, and tenn shillings a da}' for 
every day it stands in the high way after the 23d of this instant. 

Whereas William Frainklin hath diged in the Towne's highway 
at the north end of the Bridg, nere to the house of Humphery 
Milam, It is ordered that if the said Frainklin doe not fill up the 
ground againe which he hath diged, and make good the said high 
way within tenn dayes next ensuing that then he is to pay twentie 
shillings. 

The 30th of 4th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M''. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, Mr. Jerim}' 
Houchin, Mr. Edward Ting, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

It is ordered (To prevent Damage of Boats and other vessels) 
That noe stones nor Tymber shall Lye upon the Flats above fortj^e 
eight houres, upon penaltie of the forfeture thereof. And James 
Jimson is Chosen to see to the execution of this order, and to 
have the one haulfe for his paynes, and to be for the other acouut- 
able to tlie Towne Tresurer. 

William Pollard and Richard Bennett are Chosen to see that noe 
stones, Tymber, nor an}- other Tiling Lye in the Streets, acordingTo 
an order made the 31st of 9 mo., 1649, and to haA-e the one haulfe 



Boston Town Records, 1651. 105 

of tlie Fynes for tliemseles, and the other haulfe to pay to the 
Towne Tresurer ; Richard Bennett to Looke to the North end of 
the Towne, and William Pollard the South end ; The Mill Creeke 
to be the Devision. 

The Bridge, by John Bateman,* his house, is accepted as suffi- 
cient for a Cart Bridge. 

The Pale before Capt. Harding's house is to be set in 16 inches 
next William Davis, and 10 inches next M"". Brenton's, as they 
both are Notch, and this to be done within a month, upon penalltye 
of twentie shillings, 

[93.] William Blancher is to secure his seller From Damag by 
the first day of the next mo., upon penalltie of 20s. 

Deacon Marshall hath Granted unto him that peece of ground, 
as now fenced in, adioyning to Bro. Mils to the Southwest, and 
Bro. Hull and bro. Matsou to the Southeast, to the highway to the 
Northeast, and the March by the Mill pound to the North and 
North west, grainted formerly to Edward Dennis, in Lew of a 
garden Plott formerly granted the said Edward Dennis towards 
the new Winde Mill. 

The 5th of 5th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M'. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'. Edward 
Ting, M'. Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stod- 
dard. 

William Frainklin was ordered to fill up the place he had diged 
on the Towne's highway' at the North end of the Bridge, nere 
Humphery Milam's, by the 11th day of this instant month, upon 
penaltie of twentie shillings if he doe it not by that tyme. 

The 8th of 5th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M'. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M'". Edward 
Tinge and Anthony Stoddard. 

James Everell was ordered to secure the seller he hath diged 
where the ould Meeting house was, and to clere the highway about 
it by the 11th day of this instant mo., upon penaltie of twentie 
shillings if he doe it not. 

The 28th of 5th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M". Richard Parker, Capt. Leverit, M^ Tho. 
Clarke, Je. Houchin, M"". Edward Tinge, Deacon Marshall, and 
Anthony Stoddard. 

William Baker, Carpenter, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

John Chamberlain, Currier, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

William Talbott, Sailmaker, is admitted an Inhabitant. 

The thi-ee hundred Akers of Land at Brantree, formerlye 
grainted to the owners of the Water Mill at Boston. There is 
libertie grainted to them to La}^ it out at Brantree, next adioyn- 
ing to the outward bounds of Land already Laid out, Laying it 
out together. 



This name is elsewhere quite plainly Butman. 



106 City Document No. 46. 

The nth of 6th mo., 1651. 

At a Generall towne meting upon particular notice, Capt. "Wil- 
liam Tinge was Chosen Commissioner to ioyne with the Selectmen 
to malie the Countrj- Eate. 

Also it was Ordered that the Selectmen shall take Care from 
tj'me to tyme for the prevention of Danger of f3'er by defective 
Chimnej's, and upon Complaints to veiw them, and to order there 
repayre upon penalltye if not repared. 

The 4th of 7th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, ]\P. Tho. 
Clarke, M"'. Jerimj^ Ilouchin, Decon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. / 

[94.] Edward Bendall and James Everell was ordered to re- 
move the posts and Railes from the side of the Creeke nere Brother 
Burden's before to Morrow night upon penalltie of twentie shillings. 

6th of 9th mo., 1651. 

At a meting of M^ Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, M"'. Edward 
Tinge, and Anthou}^ Stoddard. 

Martin Stebins was lined twentie shillings if his Chimneys be 
not secured from Danger of fyer within teun Dayes. 

The 29th of 7th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of the Select men. 

Hope Allen, a Currier, is admitted an inhabitant. 

The 27th, 8th mo., 1651. 
At a meting this Day of the Select men. 

M^ Nicholas Parker hath Libertie to Wharfe before his Proprie- 
tie by Charles Towne Ferry. 

The 24th, 9th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of Capt. Leveritt, M^ Edward Ting, M'. 
Thomas Clark, M''. Jerimy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, and Anthony 
Stoddard. 

John Web, Brasier, was Admitted to Inhabitt in the Towne six 
Months, and if he behave himselfe well, for Lounger Tyme. 

Samuell Norden is Fined six shillings, eight pence, for enter- 
taining a Forriner ignorantly, and to discharge them of his house. 

William Pearce is Fyned six shillings, eight pence, for enter- 
taineing M'. Joyslin, Contrary to order, and to discharge him of 
his house. 

M^ Davis, Peter Oliver, Edward Devotion, and Henry Stevens are 
Chosen to goe the Bounds of the Towne betwixt Cambridge, Bran- 
tree, Dedham, and that Way. 

Capt. Kayne, M^ Cogin, Leiftenant Walker, and John Tuthill 
are Chosen to goe the Bounds of the Towne betwixt Line, Charles 
Towne, and that Way. 

It is Ordered that if any Chimney be on fyer soe as to flame 
out of the Top thereof, the Partie in Avhose possession the Chim- 
ney is shall pa}' to the Tresurer of the Towne for the Towne use, 
tenn shillino;s. 



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Boston Town Records, 1651-2. 107 

At a gcnerall towiie meting this Da}', IVr. James Oliver, John 
Web, and Walter Merry were Chosen to Execute the Order about 
the Clering the Flats. 

The 5th of 11th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of M'. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, 
M''. Edward Ting, M'. Thomas Clarke, M'. Jerimy Houchin, Dea- 
con Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

[95.] There being Complaint made by William Deming and 
Mauditt English that they were hindred of there passage to there 
Gardens, Liing against the ground the Winde Mill stands upon as 
it is now Fenced in, uppon hearing of Wittnesses and Considera- 
tion that for many Yeares Past the Owners of the Mill have inioyed 
the Land Fenced in by the Mill, and the said William and Maudit 
have peaceablely inio3'ed there passage, it is Determined the}- shall 
have the same Continued ; The Owners of the Mill, the proprietye 
of the Land and the other, there Libertie of Passage with horse or 
Cart. 

The Tresurer was ordered to pay to M'. Houchin twentie five 
shillings backe of the fiftie M"". Usher receaved of Mrs. Sands for 
her Rayte. 

26, 11 mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of M". Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, 
M^ Edward Tinge, M'. Thomas Clarke, M'. Jerimy Houchin, 
Deacon Marshall, and Anthon}" Stoddard. 

Thomas Noble was Admitted an Inhabitant. 

Wm. Whitwell upon his Petition had Libertie to Continue his 
keping of an Ordinary till the seaventh moneth next if the Court 
please. 

Martin Stebins hath Like Libertye. 

Richard Wooddy is Admitted an "inhabitant upon his promise not 
to be oftensive b}^ his Trayd to the Towue and therein to be regu- 
lated by the Select men if Complaint be made thereof. 

Christopher Perkus is to pay Brother Ludkin from this Day for 
his Child keping, and promised to bind his house to the Towne 
for securitie that it shall be noe farther Chargable to the Towne. 

23d, 12th mo., 1651. 

At a meting this Day of M'. Richard Parker, Capt. Leveritt, 
M^ Edward Tinge, IVP. Thomas Clarke, Mr. Jerimy Houchin, 
Deacon Marshall, and Anthony Stoddard. 

Jarratt Borne Complaining that Raphe Roott makes use of his 
Marsh at Muddy Ryver which was formerly Granted to Jacob 
Eliatt as appears by the Record the 1st of 5th mo., 1637, for the 
desiding the Bounds thereof Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Oliver, 
and Peter Oliver, are Chosen to Veiw the Ground and to make 
returne of theire Issue. 

[96.] The 23d, 12th mo., 1651. 

Josua Scotto hath Libertie to wharffe before his proprietie by 
the North east end of the Mill Bridge. 



108 City Document No. 46. 

William Beamsley and Jarratt Borne are Chosen to see the Gen- 
erall Fence at Muddy Ryver to be put into repay re acording to 
order. 

Goodwife Howcn hath Chosen Elder Coleborne to price and 
accept of a Cow from the Towne. 

John Vyall hath Libertie to keep a house of Common entertaine- 
ment if the Countie Court Consent, provided he keepe it nere the 
New Meting house or Northward of it. 

James Davis hath Libertie to keepe a house of Common enter- 
tainement, if the Countie Court consent. 

John Audlin brought a Certificate of the Bounds of nine Akers 
of Marsh he bought of the Towne the 27th of 2d mo, 1640., 
as follows : one parsell one Aker, more or lesse, Bounding on the 
East on Muddy Ryver ; on the South upon the ould Landing place ; 
on the West on the Alottment of Benn: Ward, John Crane, and 
Robt. Houlton ; on the North the Marsh of Elder Oliver. The 
other parsell being eight Akers, more or less, in the greatt Marsh, 
on the East the alotment of M''. Hibbins ; on the South on Muddy 
Ryver ; on the West on the Marsh Lot of Elder Oliver ; on the 
North upon the Marsh of M'. Gotten. 

The 8th of the 1st moneth, 1651. 

At a Generall towne meting upon publike notice were Chosen 
for Deputyes for the Generall Court Capt. Leveritt and M"". 
Thomas Clarke. 

For Selectmen, M"". Adam Winthrop, Capt. Savage, M^ Thos. 
Clarke, M^ Jeremy Houchin, Deacon Marshall, Ensigue Hutchin- 
son, and Mr. William Brenton. 

For Constables, for the towne, M''. Jacob Sheaffe, M^ James 
Astwood, Samuell Bitfeid, and Wm. Ludkin ; for Rumle}' Marsh, 
John Tuthill ; for Muddj'- Ryver, John Kenerick. 

For the Clarks of the Market, Thomas Clarke and Nathaniel 
Williams. 

For Surveyors of Highwayes in the Towne, John Loe, Robt. 
Nash, and Bartlemy Barnard. Thomas Stocker for Rumley Marsh, 
and Peter Aspinall for Mudd}^ Ryver. 

For Sealers of Leather, Wm. Courser and Robert Read. 

It is Ordered that James Everill and the Neighbours which set up 
the Cunditt by the Dock shall have on of the Bells (which were 
given b}" Capt. Crumell) for a Clocke and to inioy it whiles they 
make that use of it There. 

It was Ordered that the Select men shall Graunt such Liberties 
to M'. Samuell Oliver and his partners for the Setting up a 
Winde Mill as they shall in their wisedome think meett. 

[97.] The 16th of the 1st moneth, 1651-52. 

At a meetting of M^ Addam Winthrop, Ensigne Edward 
Hutchinson, Lift. Thomas Clarke, M'. Jerymy Howchin, Deakon 
Marshall, M'. Willm. Brenton, and Thomas Savage. 

Ensigne Hutchinson Chosen Tresurer and Thomas Savage Re- 
cordar for the Towne of Boston, and Deakon Marshall was chosen 
sealer of waites and measures. 



Boston Town Records, 1652. 109 

29th, 1st mo., 1652. 

At a metting of M"'. Acldam Winthrop, M'. Edward Hutchinson, 
M''. Jeiyn^y Howchin, M"'. William Bienton, M''. Thomas Marshall, 
and Thomas Savage. 

It is Ordered that all Swine whatsoever which shall be found 
out of the ground of the3'r Owners within the bounds of the 
tow'ue of Boston without being sufitientl}' joaked and Ringed, after 
the first day of the 2d mo. next, the Owners of such Swine 
shall forfit for every such Swine every time soe found, the sum of 
two shillings and six penc. 

It is Ordered that the formar Order made about None for to re- 
ceive any into thej'r house as inmaates or to let any house or an}^ 
parte of any house or ground Unto any forrener without the apro- 
bation of the Select men shall stand in force. 

It is Ordered that uoe house of Ofice, ether alredy set up, or to 
be set up within this Towne, shall stand within twentie foot of any 
hie way, or the house of an}' Neighbour, unless it be vaeted 6 foot 
deep, and mad up Close from the hie way and anoyance of to any 
neighbour, one the penaltie of 20s. for every such defect ; this 
Order to be of force the forteenth da}- of the next mo. 

It is Ordered that Thomas Alkok shall keep the Cowes which 
goe one the. Common one this neck of land, and to have two shil- 
lings and six penc the head for every Cow that goes theare, and 
he to pay for the wintering of the Town Bull. 

Sarjt. Richard Cooke is granted Libertie for to set a house one 
the Towne's ground, which is betwixt the towne's house in which 
M"". Woodmansy now liveth, and the town skoole house ; and thear 
is lett unto him, the said Richard Cooke, the said ground, which 
he shall use for to set the aforesaid house one, and all bak- 
ward from the street unto the ground of Henry Mesenger, 
rnning behind the skoole house downe along by the burning 
place, being sixtie and seaven foot broad at the Uper end behind 
the skole house, and sixtie foot Broad at the lower end next the 
the grownd of Henr}' Mesenger, the said Richard Cooke pacing 
quarterlj- unto the tresurer for the towne the sum of seaven shil- 
lings and six penc, which sum maketh thirtie shillings per annum 
to be paid for ever ; and the house or houses whatsoever is ereckted, 
or trees alredy planted, or to be planted, one the said grownd, 
is to be securytie unto the towne for the payment of the said 
quarterly rent, and in defect the sellect men to have power to 
enter one the said houses and ground for the towne's use ; alsoe 
if the town shall see cause to inlarg the skoolehouse at any time 
hearafter, the town hath reserved libertie soe to doe. 

[98.] The 3d of the 2d moneth, 1652. 

Ensign James Oliver and Sarjt Fetter Oliver are granted libertie 
for to set up a wind mile one the tope of the hile between the 
towne and the hile Called Fox hile, which said mile the}' ar to 
fence in from harme and damag unto any Cattell, and to pay unto 
the tresurer of the towne the Sum of twelve penc per year, to be 
payd yearly one the forfit of five shillings for every quarter of a 
year, which it shall not be paid into the Tresurer of the Town, 



110 City Docuiment No. 46. 

it being demanded in due season, the time to begin the first day 
that the said mile shall grind, and to Continue to be paid unto the 
Towne soe longe as the mile shall thear stand ; alsoe the Cheef 
Militar}' Commander of this towne, and alsoe the Cheef Com- 
mander of this regiment hath power at any time of theyr Military 
Exersise, whether of the Towne or Regiment, for to cause the mile 
to stand stile : within the grant of this libertie to set up this mile, is 
reserved as a Condition, to be performed b}" the owners of or 
implo3'ers of the said mile. 

7th of 2d mo., 1652. 

At a metting of M'. Addam Winthrop, M'. Tho. Clarke, M'. 
Edward Hutchinson, M'. Willm. Brenton, M'. Jerymy llouchin, 
Thomas Marshall, and Thomas Savage. 

Goodman Griges, Senr., hath hyred twentie and fowr foot broad 
to the streat ajoyneinge to his garden one the east, and to be twelve 
foot at the lower end, to goe one a strait Lyne from the streat 
unto the lane which runes behind the orchard or garden of the 
said Grigs, and he to pay tw'o shillings and six peuc every half 
year, the payment to begin the twentie and first day of June next, 
and soe to Continue to Fay the sum of two-shillings and six penc 
every half yeare, to be paid unto the tresurer for this towne for 
the towne's use for ever, and the ground and whatsoever he shall 
buld or plant one the said ground to be securytie for the payment 
thearof from tim to tim. 

26th of 2d mo., [1652.] 

At a meeting of M'. Addam Winthrop, M^ Willm. Brenton, 
Lieu'tt Tho. Clarke, M'. Edward Hutchinson, Mr. Jerymy 
Houchin, and Thomas Marshall, it is Ordered that William 
Beamesley and Jarret Bowrn shall see the genirall fence at Muddy 
Elver shall be put into repayr according to order of Corte, in the 
absenc of ether of the two above mentioned, Allexander Beck is 
apointed to supply the place. 

There is granted to John Anderson libertie to wharf befor the 
hie way which ajonnelh to his land one the one syd and the land 
of John Crabtre on the other syd, and hath libertie granted unto 
him for to take wharfidg of strangers for goods or wood shall be 
landed by them one the said wharf. He hath no libertie to take 
wharfidg of any inhabitants of the town for either goods or wood 
landed one that part of the wharf befor the hie way, provided it 
lie not thear above twentie four bowers if it be seasonable wether 
for to gett it [99] away or be not the lord's day. 

It is ordered that Willm. Franklin shall make good the Bridg 
by Jno. Batman's howse Avhich is over the mill Creeke, together with 
the foot of the Bridg at both ends of the said bridg, and to make it 
sufitiently passabell for both Carts and horse as it was mad up wlien 
it was accepted by the Townsmen, or to the satisfaction of the 
Townsmen, Avithin tenn dayes, on the penaltie of twentie shillings. 

31st: 3d mo., 1652. 

At a meeting of all tlie Seleckt men, it is ordered that uoe person 



Boston Town Records, 1652. Ill 

inhabiting within this Town shall throw forth or lay any intralls of 
beast or fowles or garbidg or Carrion or dead dogs or Catts or 
an}' other dead beast or stinkeing thing, in an}- hie way or dich 
or Common within this neck of land of Boston, but ar injoyned 
to bnr}- all such things that soe they may prevent all annoyanc 
unto any. Further ordered that noe person shall throw forth 
dust or dung or shreds of Cloth or lether or any tobacko stalks or 
any such things into the streats. 

Bro. Tho. Marshall hath given a hie way throwgh his ground for 
to go strait froni the mill Bridg to the house of Sarjt. John Bar- 
rell to be sixteen foot broad, to Continue a hie way unto the town 
for ever. 

This hie way next above written, at the request of Bro. Thomas 
Marshal], is relinquished again, and the town not to be Charged with 
the maintenance of it, this 31 : 11th mo., 1652. 

Tho. Sewell and his wif ar admited to live in the towne one the 
request of Fa] .__Elecher, Rich. Greedly, Jno. Parker, Miles Tame, 
Richard Thayre, all of Boston : all of the above named persons 
ingag themselves jo3'ntly and severally for to secur the Towne from 
all damag and Charg by intertaining of them. 

26th of 5th mo., 1652. 

At a metting of all the Seleckt men, Richard Waite is granted 
libertie to set up a porch befor his new dwelling house, three foot 
into the streeat, and 6 foot broad, he payinge to the town tresurer 
six penc every twentie and fifth day of March, from henceforth 
and for ever. 

James Pitney is admited a Townsman. Theoder Adkinson doth 
bind himself in twentie pounds starling, to be paid unto the 
Town's Tresurer, on condition for to secur the Town harmless 
from all Charg that shall com by the said James Pitney or any of 
his fam^dy. 

Henry Mosly is Fined twentie shillings for not filling nor cover- 
inge of a seller which lietli open to the hie waye, to the hazard 
of the lives of Children. 

William Shattoke, a Shoemaker, is admited to be a Townsman. 

[100.] It is Ordered that the seller which is digged partly in 
the grownd which Thomas Marshall Bought of the Towne (which 
lyeth between the grownd of M^ Bellingham and the land of the 
said Thomas Marshall), and parti}' in the streate, shall be fild up 
soe farr as belongeth to the hie way, as the hie way rangeth from 
the seller which is now digged and stoned in the land of Al^ Rich. 
Bellingham, to be left of the same bredth along unto the hie way, 
which turneth unto the mile by the house of Phillip Longe ; this 
was agreed one by the consent of Thomas Marshall, whoes the 
land whear the seller is digged in. 

Silvester Harbert is admited a townsman. 

This 9th of the 6th moneth, 1652. 

At a genirale towne meeting one public notis, M^ Powell is 
Chosen a Comissioner for to take a list of the persons which ar by 
law to be ratted by pole, and to Joyne with the Seleckt men in 
rating the persons and estats of the Inhabitants. 



112 City Document No. 46. 

Robert Feeld is admitted to keep a Cook's Shopp and to draw 
beare. 

William Courser is admited to keep a Cook's Shopp and to draw 
beare. 

30th of 6th mo., 1652. 

At a metting of all the Seleckt men, Awgoston Lindon is ad- 
mited a townsman. 

At the sam meting, Jams Westmorland is admited a towns- 
man. 

At the sam meting M^ Ed. Hutchinson and Thomas Marshall, 
Liftt. James Johnson and Sarjt. Fetter Oliver is apointed to vew 
the lands at Mudd}^ river, for the laying out of a hie wa}- into the 
marsh, and to make a return thearof the next town metting. 

[103.*] 5th: 8th mo., 1652. 

At a Towne I meeting of M'. AVillm. Branton, Capt. Thomas 
Clarke, Thomas Marshall and Thomas Savage. 

William Whitwell is admitted to keep a Vicktualing house and 
to draw beere for one j'eare. 

Martin Stebbin is admitted to keep a Vicktualing house and to 
draw beere for one year. 

Sarjt. Robert Turner is alowed to have his new house to jet out 
farther into the streat (then his old house now standeth) as it is 
now set up ; he is to pa}' unto the Towne Tresurer the sum of 
two shillings, six penc, per the year, to be paid every twentie and 
seaventh day of September from this present day for ever. 

21st of the 8th mo., 1652. 

Att a genirall Meeting of the fremen one due warning, for to 
Chuse seaven freemen for to be Commissioners, thear wear Chosen, 
Capt. John Leverit, Capt. William Tyng, Thomas Savage, M^ 
Nathaniel Duncom, M"'. Ed. Tyng, Capt. Tho. Clarke, Mr^ Anthony 
Stoddard. 

At the sam meetting thear was Chosen, M''. Ed. Hutchinson, 
Capt. Robert Keyu, for to draw up and present a petition to the 
Genirale Court. 

29th: 9th moneth, 1G52. 

Att a meeting of all the seleckt men, Thomas Bligh is admited a 
Townsman, he carying himself without Scandall. 

M''. Thomas Browghton hath libertie to wharf befor his grownd 
which lyeth at the Ferry towards Charlstown, provided he wharf 
within one year and a day. 

Goodwif Howine hath three pownds ordered to be paid to 
deackon Trusdale for her use, according to her desire, which three 
pownds is in part of a Cow due to her from the towne. 

Goodman Arnal is fyned five shillings for throwing dung and 
filth into the street. 



* There is no page 101 in the original. 

t Evidently the word " Town" is superfluous. 



Boston Town Records, 1652-3. 113 

Sarjt. William Cotton is fjned five shillings for throwing dnng 
and filth into the street. 

Those whoe have been at Charge for the pavinge of the lane 
which goeth from the Cove at M^ Plamberyes north west to the 
house of Robt. Bradford, ar alowed fortie shillings towards theyr 
Charg, to be paid by the Constable, 

13th of 10th, [1652.] 

Att a towne meetting one publik notice, M'. Jno. Coggan, M'. 
Jno. Newget, and M\ Samll. Cole wear Chosen for to receive the 
severall Sums of niony which any in this Towne will underwrit 
towards the mayntenance of the president and fellowes or pore 
Scollers of Hervert Colledge. 

M'. Edward Hutchinson is the sara day Chosen Gentleman of 
the great Artilery of Boston. 

[103.] 27th: 10th: 1652. 

At a metting of the Seleckt men, William Inglish is admitted a 
Townsman. 

Richard Taylor hath liberty to set a shop at the sowth end of 
Mrs. Hambros house, to be removed on the select mens order. 

31st, 11th mo., [1652.] 

At a metting of Capt. Tho. Clarke, Ensign Ed. Hutchinson, 
Ensign Je;ymy Houchin, and Tho : Savage, and Tho : Marshall. 
William Ware is admitted a townsman. 

28th of 12th [1652.] 

At a metting of all the Seleckt men, William Gilford, Brike- 
layer, is admited a Townsman. 

M'. Rich. Bellingham ingageth to secur the town from all dam- 
mag by Receiving of him for one whole yeare. 

Goodman Watters is to remove his Fence which is set up crose 
the old hie way which goeth from Tho. Hawkins' howse over the 
littell bridg behind the watter mile to the Ferry to Charlestown, 
before the seaventh of March next, one the penalty of twentie 
shillings. 

William Foxery is admitted a Townsman. 

M"". Pighogg, a Chururgeon, is admitted a Townsman. 

Francis Hudson hath libertie granted unto him to wharfe Befor 
his own ground near the Ferry at Charlstown. He is inioyned to 
leave a suffitient hie way of a rod and half broad betwixt his house 
and the syd of wharfe, provided alsoe that he do wharf within one 
3'eare. 

Jno. Lewes is fyned 5s. for Intertaining of Francis Buro-es 
without libertie from the seleckt men. ° 

Good" Watters is fyned tenn shillings for Intertaining of Roo-er 
Sowers without libertie from the seleclit men. ° ° 

14th of 1st mo., 52-53. 

Att a generale Towne meeting on publike warning thear was 
Chosen deputies for the generale Courte : Capt. John Leveret 
and Capt. Thomas Clarke. 



114 City Document No. 46. 

Thear is chosen for Spleckt men : Ensign Edward Hutchinson, 
Ensign Jerymy Howchiue, Leivett Jams Oliver, Thomas Mar- 
shall, M\ William Brenton, M''. Samuell Cole, Cornet Peeter 
Oliver. 

Thear is chosen for Commissioner to Car}- in the Voats for 
Majestrats : M". Nathll. Dunkom. 

Thear is chosen Constabls : for this towne, M^ Joseph Rocke, 
Henry Bridgham, Bartholmew Chevars, William Wenborue. 

For Constal)l at Roml}- Marsh : John Doelittell. 

For Constabl at Muddy River : Peeter Ashpinall. 

And for Clarkes of the market : Thomas Buttalls and Corporall 
Henry Pownding. 

And for Seallers of Leather : William Corser and Robt. Reade. 

And for Survej'ors of High wayes : Mathew Barnes, Richard 
Benit, Thomas Wiburne, 

And for Surveyor at Rumny Marsh : James Peraerton. 

And for Packers of flesh and fish : Sarjt. John Barrell. 

William Dinsdall and Isack Collimore is Chosen to look to Car- 
iages and Wheels of the great artilery, and to be pa3^d by the 
seleckt men. 

[104.] Thear was granted unto Isack Collimoor a smale piece 
of ground lying at the Northwest end of Mackallin Knight's 
ground, towards the howse of M'. Howchins, which is for to sett 
hime a house one, to be layd out by the Sellect men. 

The Commissioners for the Town, and the seleckt men, are de- 
sired to draw up instructions for the deputies against the Generall 
Corte they or any five of them ar to doe it. 

Ensign Josh. Scotto, Ensign Robt. Scott, M''. Belcher, Edward 
Flechar, and Sargt. Nathll. Williams ar desired to draw up In- 
strucktions for the Townsmen to ackt b}', to be an adition to what 
Instrucktions they alredy have. 

M'. Hezekiah Usher is Chosen Tresurer for what is Contributed 
within this towne to repayr the greate Artilery and fortifiecasyon. 

It is Ordered that thear shall be a ladder or ladders to every 
house within this Town that shall rech to the ridg of the house, 
which every houshowlder shall provid for his house by the last day 
of the third mo. next, one the penaltie of six shillings, eight penc, 
for ever}' on that shall not by the da}^ aforesaid be provided of 
such ladders, and to forfit the said sum of six shillings, 8d. for 
every mo'th that they shall be soe wanting after last of the 3d 
mo. 

It is Ordered that every howseholder shall provid a pole of about 
12 foot long, with a good large swob at the end of it, to rech the 
rofe of his house to quench fire in case of such danger, this to be 
provided b}' the last of next 3d mo., on the penaltie of twelve 
penc forfit for every one that then shall be found defecktive, and 
to forfit twelve penc per month soe long as they be so defecktive 
after the last day of the 3d mo'th. 

It is Ordered that the seleckt men shall forthwith provide six 
good and long ladders for the Towne's use, which shall hang at the 
outs3'd of the metting house, thear to be red}" in Case of fier, thes 
ladders to be branded with the town marke. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1653. 115 

It is Ordered that whosoever shall take awaj' any of thes lad- 
ders, excepting in Case of fire, shall forfit to the town Tresurj'^ 
tweutie shillings. 

It is Ordered that fower good strong Iron Crooks, with Chaines 
and rops fitted to them, and thes Crooks fastened on a good strong 
pole be forthwith provided by the seleckt men, which shall hang 
at the S3'd of the meeting honse, thear to be redy in Case of fier. 

It is Ordered that the Charge was ocas^'oned by the devidinge of 
the millitary Company of this Towne shall be payd oat of the 
Town's Tresurey. 

[105.] It is Ordered that noe howse shall be palled downe in 
case of fier b^' any men, withoat the consent of the major part of 
the majestrats and Commissioners and seleckt men of this town 
that ar present thear at the sam time of the fier ; and that noe 
person whoos honse shall be so pnlled down within this Towne 
shall have or recover any satisfacktion b}' lawe for an}' house soe 
pulled downe. 

William Franklin and neyghbors about his liowse is granted lib- 
erty to make a sistern of 12 foot or greater, if they see cause, at 
the pompe which standeth in the hie way neare to the Stats amies 
Tavern, for to howld watter for to be helpfull, in Case of fier. 
unto the towne. He is to make it safe from any danger of 
Children. 

The Seleckt men ar to provid a bellman for to goe about the 
towne in the night from tenn unto five a Cloke in the morning at 
such times in Winter as thear is noe wach kept in the towne. 

M''. William Hibbins is granted a smale peece of ground at the 
outsid of his fram, which now standeth at the North s^'d of his 
grownd, for to sett a pale a littell without his own grownd soe as 
tlie watter Corse be not stopped nor hindered nor the Towne from 
the use of it, the seleckt men ar for to appoint how far he shall set 
his pale, soe as other ne3'ghbours thear be not prejudised thearby. 

The 28th : 1 : 53. 

At a meting this daye of M^ Wm. Brenton, Samuel Cole, Capt. 
James Oliver, Ed. Huchinson, M'. Jeramyah Houchin, Cornet 
Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

It is ordered that Maclin Knight, of Boston, and jSTathaniell 
Willson, of Muddy River, are Chosen overseers for the Fence at 
Muddy River, according to Lawe provided in that Case. 

Thomas Rider fined twentye shillings for breach of Towne 
order in taking John Lightfoot as inmate. 

William Franklin and Joshua Scotto is fined twent}' shillings 
for deficj-encye of the Bridge over the mill stream near John Bate- 
nians house and want of safe passage there. 

It is ordered that the same order touching hoggs, which was 
made for the last yeare, shall Contynue in force for this yeare next 
ensuinge. 

The 4th of the 2d mo., 1653. 

Joseph Rock was fined twentye shillings for refusing to accept 
of the office of a Constable, being legally chosen thereunto. 



116 City Document No. 46. 

[106.] The 4tli of the 2d mo., 16o3. 

At a general meting upon publike notyce, Joseph Rock was 
Chosen Constable, for the j'eare ensuing. 

There is granted unto Macklin Knight a parcell of land at the 
end of his house, thirt3-e foot at the north end thereof, in Lew of 
that at the South end of his house, which the Towne hath granted 
unto Isack Cullamore. 

The 18th : 2 : 53. 

At a general meeting, Joseph Rock is fined 20s. for refusing to 
accept of the Constables office, being legalh' called thereto. 

Joseph Rock is Chosen Constable for the 3'eare ensuing. 

Joseph Rock is fined 20s. for refusing to accept the Constables 
office, being Legall}^ Chosen therto. 

The 25th 2 : 53. 

At a meeting this daye of M'. William Brenton, M^ Samuell 
Cole, Capt. left. James Oliver, Jeremyah Houchin, Peeter Oliver, 
Tho. Marshall, and Ed. Hutchinson. 

It is ordered that Tho. Olcott sliall keepe the Cowes which 
goe on the Common upon this neck of Land, and to have 2.s. Gd. 
per head for every Cowe that goes there, he to paye for the wintring 
of the bull, which he ingageth to doe, and to begin the second of 
the 3d moneth, and to keepe them till the 20th of the 8th mo. 

M'. Simon Ayres is fined tenn shillings for his Chimnej- being 
on fire. Contrary' to an order made for preventing thereof. 

The 30th: 3d mo., 1653. 

At a meeting this daye of M'. Samuell Cole, M^ JereniA^ah 
Houchin, M^ James Oliver, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

David Hichbone is fined twenty shillings for rcceving James 
Robinson into his house as inmate, Contrary to a towne order, 
which fine was Remitted upon his acknowledgment and his sor- 
rowe for the same. 

[107.] Robert Sanders is Admitted to be an inhabitant of this 
towne. 

M'. Tho. Ruck is allowed to retayle strong water. 

27th : 4 : 53. 

At a meeting this Daye off" M^ Wm. Brenton, Mr. Samuell Cole, 
M^ James Oliver, M^ Jeremyah Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and 
Tho. Marshall. 

Thomas Alcott is Chosen to oversee the Common, and to im- 
pound such Cattell as Contrary to order he shall finde to goe 
thereupon. 

Roger Else is Admitted an inhabitant of this towne. 

It is ordered that fourty shillings shall be payd unto Mr. Robtt 
"Woodmancye as part of his repayres of his house. 

Foras much as sad events have bene by fire when it breaketh out 
beyond its due bounds. To the Damage and losse nott onlj' of 
estate but life also, for preventyon whereof it is hereby ordered 
that noe fire shall be kindled within three rod of an^-e ware house 



Boston Town Eecords, 1653. 117 

or wharfe or wood pile or an}- other Combusteble matter subiect to 
fire, nor sliall anye keepe fire in anye vessell Ij'ing in anyeDock, or 
to anye wharfe after nine of the Clock at night or before five of the 
Clock in the morning, m penalty of every offence tenn shillings, 
the one halfe to the Towne, the other halfe to the party Com- 
playning ; this order to take place the First daye of the 5th 
month, 1653. 

The 28th, 6th, 1653. 

At a meeting this daye of M''. Samuell Cole, M'. William Bren- 
ton, M'. James Oliver, ^P. Jeremy Houchin, M^ Edward Hiich- 
inson, Peeter Oliver, and Thomas Marshall. 

It is ordered and agreed upon that whearas Richard Cooke and 
the select men of the towne agreed for a parcell of Land, being 
part of the Land belonging to the schoole house, the 29th [108.] 
of the 1st mo., 52, it is now further ordered and agreed that 
whearas the saj'd Rich. Cooke was, in the former order, to pa3'e 
thirtye shillings per annem^ he shall nowe paye butt twentye shil- 
lings per annem, and he stand to all Charge of Fencings for ever; 
the saj'd rent to be payd into the hands of the Townes treasurer 
quarterly upon demand. 

It is ordered that M^ Foote shall Fence his seller from the high 
waye neare to the bridge over the mill-stream soe as the high way 
may be without Danger betwixt this, the seaventh daj^ of the 
seaventh mo., in penalt}- of twenty shillings for defect hereof. 

The 26th of the 7th, 53. 

Att a meeting this daye of M'. Samuell Cole, M^ James Oliver, 
M'. Jeremy Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

The 26th, 8th mo., 53. 

Att a meeting this daj^e of M^ Samuell Cole, M^ James Oliver, 
M'. Jerem}' Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Oliver. 

Gwalter Senett hath Liberty granted to digg a Cove in the 
Marshe neare M^ Ransfords to lay his boate in. 

The 26th of the 10th moueth, 1653. 

At a meting this daj-e of M^ Willm. Breuton, M^ Samuel Cole, 
M'. Edward Iluchinson, M''. James Oliver, M^ Jeremy Houchin, 
Mr. Peeter Olivei-, antl Tho. Marshall. 

Joshua Scotto and William Franklin have liberty from the select 
men to alter the drawe bridge, whereas it is made [to] rise in one 
Leafe, and, by reason thereof, heavy and dangerous, to make it to 
rise in two leaves : provided they make it as suffityent as when the 
towns men First accepted it, to the acceptance of the select men, 
and soe to keepe [109.] it from time to time in suffityent repayr. 
And have Liberty also to Levell, rayse or fall the Bridge as they 
see occas^'on, i^rovided they make good the high wa3-es and soe 
keepe it in repayr from time to time ; this order having referrence 
to the origynall grant unto Henrj- Simons, George Burden, John 
Button, John Hill and partners. 



118 City Document No. 46. 

The 30th, 11, 53. 

At a meeting this clave of M'. Samnell Cole, M^ Willm. Bren- 
ton, M^ Edward Huehinson, M\ James Oliver, M'. Jeremy 
Houchin, Peeter Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

It is hereby ordered that ever}" inhabitant within the towne of 
Boston shall make up, and soe keep in suffytyent repayr, all their 
fences betwixt neighbour and neighbour, as Avell in garden as in 
all other out fences, betwixt this and the 25th of the first month 
next, in penalty of Five shillings per rod for ever}' rod defectyve. 

It is ordered that Alexander Beck and Edward Devotyon shall 
oversee the fences at Muddy river, and give warning to the owners 
of the severall fences that they be made suffytyent betwixt this 
and the 25th of the first rao., and soe kept in suflfvcyent repayr 
from time to time according to order as in that case is provided. 

Simon Rogers and Robtt. Read hath ingaged to serve the towne 
as Bellmen, to goe up and downe throughout the towne b}' the 
space of five bowers in the night, beginning at eleaven, and soe 
to Contynue till foure, and to have twentye shillings by the week 
for their Labour. 

The 12th: 1: 53 or 54. 

At a meeting this daye upon publike notice was Chosen for 
Townesmen : M'. Wm. Brenton, M'. William Davis, M^ Jeremyah 
Houchin, M". James Oliver, M^ Samuel Cole, M'. Peter Oliver, 
and Tho. Marshall. 

Chosen for Deputyes : Capt. Thomas Clarke and Capt. Thomas 
Savage. 

Chosen for Constables : Habacuck Glover, Tho. Mattson, 
and Farnham, and Thomas "Wibourne. 

Chosen for a Constable at Rumne}' Marshe : William Hearsey. 
For Mudd}- River : Garrett Bourne. 

Chosen for Surveyors : Richard Crichley, Hough Drur^', 

Goose, and Nathiell. Adams ; and for Rumney Marsh was chosen 
Thomas Stocker. 

Chosen for Clarkes of the markett : Joseph Rock, and Thomas 
Robtts. 

Chosen for Leather sealers : William Courser, and Robt. Reed. 

[109.*] Chosen for Searchers and packers of Flesh and Fish : 
William Dinsdayle and John Barrell. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke and Capt. Tho. Savage are desired to returne 
the towne's answer to the Comissyoners of the Colledge about the 
moneys to be gathered for the same. 

It is ordered that none shall burne Lime, or boyle anye bluber or 
anye other thing which may be an^-e anoyance to the towne, but at 
the directyon and appoyntment of the select men, who have hereby 
power to appoynt such places as may be without anoyance. 

The select men have liberty to agree with Joseph Jynks for 
Ingins to Carr}' water in Case of fire, if they see Cause soe to doe. 

The 27th 1 : 1G54. 

At a meeting this daye of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Wm. Davis, 
M'. Samuell Cole, M^ Peeter Oliver, and Thomas Marshall. 

* Two pages are numbered 109. 



Boston Town Records, 1654. 119 

M'. Wm. Davis, and M^ Peeler Oliver, John White, and Peeter 
Aspinwall are Chosen to Joyn with Cambridge to lay out a hie 
waye through muddy river to Cambridge, 

M''. Samuell Cole was Chosen sealer for weights and measures. 

M". Thomas Braughton his grant of liberty to Wharfe or make a 
barrocadd before his land at Center haven is Contynued. 

M"'. William Davis is Chosen Treasurer for the Towne, for the 
yeare ensuing. 

Thomas Marshall was Chosen Eecorder for the Towne, for the 
^•eare ensuing. 

M^ James Oliver and Robtt Turner are appoynted to run the 
line betwixt Cambridge and Rocksbury, and the towne of Boston 
in perambulatyon. 

Capt. Robt Kayne and John Touthill are Chosen to run the line 
betwixt Boston, Charlstowne, and Linn in perambulatyon. 

[110.] The same order which was made about hoggs for the 
year 52, is to be in force for this yeare, next insuing. 

The 24, 2 mo., 1654. 

At a meeting this Day of M'. Samuell Cole, Mr^ James Oliver, 
M^ Wm. Davis, M^ Peeter Oliver, M'. Jeremyah Houchin, and 
Thomas Marshall. 

It is ordered that Thomas Olcott shall kepe the Cowes this yeare, 
and shall have two shillings per head for every Cow that goes upon 
the Common, and sixe pence per head for the hire of two bulls, 
which he hath hereby power to gather upon exevy Cowe. 

It is ordered that none shall gather anye Dung on the Common, 
nor Carrye anye of from the Common, in penality of every barrow 
full of liung soe taken awaye to forfeit tenn shillings. 

It is ordered that the pound keeper shall have for his fees for 
pounding of one horse, Ad. ; and for more than one to the number of 
sixe, 3d. per head ; and for Cattell 3d. per head to the number of 
6, and above sixe at 2c?. per head ; for sheepe for every head a 
pennye to the number of twentye ; if above twentye, for every 
head a halfepennj'e. 

The 28: 4 mo., 54. 

The towne hath Covenanted with William Ireland and Aron 
Wa^'e to make good the hie wa^-e as it is now la3'd out by the 
towne of Lin, leading from Lin to Wenesemett, vids : that part 
which is newly layd out, part in M'. Nugates, and part in their 
owne land, the}' are to make and ma3'nta3'n it for seaven yeares in 
sufTytyent repa3T, for which the towne is to give them five pound. 

William BrufF is admitted an Inhabytant, William Wenbourne 
standing bound to the towne that he shall not be Chargeable thereto. 

Forasmuch as Compla3'nt hath bene made b}' severall persons 
(that the high way at Rumney marsh, which. is layd out for the 
private use of the farmes, to lead unto the landing place b3' M^ New- 
gates), that severall persons have refused to be at Charge of Re- 
payre thereof, though such as have benefitt by the use of it. [111.] 
It is therefore hereb3'' ordered that the inhabitants of Rumne3' Marsh 
that shall make use of the fore mentyoned high way, shall, accord- 



120 City Document No. 46. 

ing to proport3-on Contribute to the m^witenance thereof ; and in 
Case anye shall refuse soe to doe, the resedue have hereb}' power to 
debarre them of passage through the sayd waj-e. 

M^ Dean Winthrop and Amos Richardson, on the behalfe, and 
as Agents unto M^ Steaven Winthorp, doe la3'e out a high wave 
through the marsh from Henry Bridgham's house to Beniamin 
Ward's wharfe, soe farr as their ground goeth, and where their 
ground ends, the town granteth the residue of the waye through 
the marsh which belongs to the Towne, the street to runn in a line, 
as it is now staked and marked. 

Richard Norton is fined for receiving George Palmer into the 
towne, contrary to order in that case, the which fine the said 
Palmer engages to pay. 

31st: 5th: 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Sarauell Cole, 
]\r. Jeremy Houchin, M'. James Oliver, M'. Wm. Davis, W. 
Peeter Oliver, and The Marshall. 

Tho. Smith is received as an Inhabitant. 

Mrs. Bridgett Sandford is admitted an Inhabitant. 

Mr. Ilezekyah Usher and Tho. Clarke, shop keeper, was Chosen 
to Collect the severall summs subscribed for the Use of the 
Colledge by the select men. 

Thomas Hawkins is to paye two shillings, sixe, for the use of the 
Lane that leads to the mill Cove (by the yeare) and hath hereby 
liberty to fence it in soe long as the towne sees good to lett him 
make use of it. 

This Lane is recorded, folio 10, to be A rod and half broad. 

[113.] 2.Sth: ethmc, 1654. 

At a meeting this daye of M'. AVm. Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole, 
M'. Wm. Davis, M^ Jeremy Houchin, M''. Peeter Oliver, M'. 
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

It is ordered that upon the securyty of Hugh Willms, Mary 
Hayle is admitted to reside with us, the said Willms ingaging 
that she shall not be Chargeable to the towne. 

It is ordered that Mathew Barnes shall remoA'e the pales at the 
Corner of the mill, and remove his wood that lyes upon the high 
waye before the first of the seaventh mo. in penalty of twent3'e 
shillings. 

At a meeting the 25th : 7th mo., 54, of M^ Wm. Brenton, M'. 
Samuell Cole, M"'. Wm. Davis, M^ Jeremy Houchin, M'. Peeter 
Oliver, M'. James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

M'. Wm. Davis, M^ Jeremy Houchin, and M'. Peter Oliver are 
Chosen to view the land at the end of the house that was George 
Bennitts, and determine whether it be the towns land or belonging 
to the sayd house. 

Simon Rogers is Chosen bellman, to begin the first of Oct. and 
soe to Contynue till the first of the third mo. next. 

Edward Greneclif is admitted as an Inhabitant. 

Mr. John Floyd is hereby fined five shillings for Receveiug Mrs. 
Pace}- into his house as inmate. 



Boston Town Kecords, 1654. 121 

Farnham is fined five shillings for Receveing goodinan 

Wales into his house as inmate. 

Joseph Swett is admitted an inhabitant. 

It is ordered that anye that shall take anye earth out of the Lane 
that leads from Theoder Atkinsons house to Rich Gridleys shall 
bring two load of Gravell for ever}' load of earth soe Carryed 
awaye ; npon penalty of every load of earth soe taken, and nott 
two load of Gravell returned, to paye five shillings. 

[113.] At 31st: 8th mo., 54. 

At a meeting this da3'e of M''. Samuell Cole, M'. Jereni}' 
Houchin, M^ James Oliver, M'. Wm. Davis, M^ Peeter Oliver, 
and Tho. Marshall. 

Richard Green is admitted an Inhabitant, Jasper Rawlins having 
Ingaged that he shall not be anye Charge to the town, and doth 
hereb}^ secure the towne thereof. 

28 : 9th : 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M^ Samuell Cole, M"". Wllm. Brenton, 
M\ Jeremy Houchin, "M^ James Oliver, M'. Peeter Oliver, Mr. 
Wm. Davis, and Tho. Marshall. 

Edward Devotyon is Chosen Constable for Muddy River in the 
roome of Jaratt Bourne. 

Robtt Brooks is admitted an inhabitant of this town. 

The 25th: 10: 54. 

At a meeting this daye of M'. Samuell Cole, M'. Wm. Brenton, 
M^ Wm. Davis, M'. Jeremy Houchin, M^ Peeter Oliver, M'. 
James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

Itt is ordered that iff an^-e Chimne^^ shall be fired soe as to 
Flame out att the topp the owaier thereof shall paye unto the towns 
treasurer, for the use of the towne, the sum of five shillings, and 
the order made about Chimneys the 24th: 9th: 51, is hereby 
repealed. 

Itt is ordered that the bridge that leades over the mill stream 
neare to John Batemans house shall be mended up soe as people 
may passe safelye over without danger, by the owners thereof 
■within a weeke, in penalty of tweutye shillings, the 25th: 10th 
mo., 54. 

Itt is ordered that the Souliers that was pressed for the expedityon 
agaynst Ninicraft to be in a Read^-nesse att two hours warninge, 
and soe taken of from their owne occas3'ous, being billited in 
severall houses by the Counsell, the Charges shall be allowed to 
as many as require it, what is necessary'. 

29th: 11th: 54. 

At a meeting this daj-e of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Samuell Cole, 
M^ Jeremy Houchin, and M"". Wm. Davis, M''. Peeter Oliver and 
M'. James Oliver, and Tho. Marshall. 

[114.] The Treasurer is to paye to severall persons (vid : 
unto Wm. Hudson, Evan Thomas, Wm, Blanton, and Nicolas 
Upshall) the sum of seaveutene pound, fiftene shill : for the 



122 City Document No'. 46. 

billiting of 32 souliers, being impressed for the expedition agaynst 
Ninicraft. 

Matliew lans is approved of to keep a liouse of publique enter- 
taj'ument for the ^-eare ensuinge. 

Itt is ordered that noe man shall take and Carrye awaye anie of 
the towns ladders from eather of the meeting bowses, except in 
Case of fire ; in penalt3'e of five shillings for every ladder Carr3'ed 
awa}' Contrary to this order. 

Itt is ordered that M"'. Samuel Cole, M^ Jeremyah Houchin, and 
Tho. Marshall shall vewe the land that was granted unto Tho. 
Munt, whether it be a mete Competency for the land that the 
towne makes use of his for a hie wa3'e ueare unto M^ Farnesids 
house. 

The like order and penalty as for the ladders, soe for the buc- 
cetts. 

John Sumner is admitted as an Inhabitant. 

The 26: 12: 54. 

Att a meting this Daye of ]\P. Samuell Cole, M^ Willm. Brenton, 
M'. Jeremyah Houchin, M^ Wm. Davis, M'. Peeter Oliver, M'. 
James Oliver and Tho. Marshall. 

Upon the desire of our sister Baxter (that her husband being 
Taken at sea and lost what he had in the year 1653, his rate being 
fifteene shillings) was Remitted. 

Tho. Hill is Admitted to be an inhabittant. 

John Mosse, Taylor, is Admitted to be an inhabitant. 

Itt is this daye ordered that there shall be a distresse leveyed 
upon the land the which was John Shawes, bucher, for the Rent 
■which is behind due to the Towne upon the Dock Caled Bendalls 
Dock. 

Whereas upon occasion of fire the buccetts were taken and made 
use of, and severall of them nott yett returned, it is hereby ordered 
that whoever hath anie of the sayd buccetts shall forth with returne 
them in penalty of tenn shillings for every buccett nott returned 
with tenn dayes. 

[115.] The 12th: 1 mo. : 54-55. 

Att a meeting this Day upon publique notes from house to house, 
was Chosen for select men, M^ Wm. Brenton, Mr^ Samuell Cole, 
M'. Wm. Davis, M^ Peeter Oliver, M"-. James Oliver, M^ Wm. 
Paddey, and Tho. Marshall. 

For Constables, Bro. Shrimpton, Joseph Rock, John Webb, 
Heugh Drurye. Bro. Shrimpton refusing. Rich. Holbridge was 
Chosen for Constable. 

For Muddy River, John White ; For Rumne}^ Marsh, Simon 
Bird, as Constables. 

Bro. M'. Henry Shrimpton fined five pound for refusing the Con- 
stables oflice, being legall}' chosen thereto. 

For Surve3'ors, ^athaniel Adams, Richard Crichley, Goose the 
Carter, and Sam. ' Sendall ; and for Rumney Marsh, Edward 
Weeden. 

For Clarks of the Markett, Wm. Gotten, Heugh Williams, 
Theodore Atkinson. 



Boston Town Recoeds, 1655. 123 

For Searchers find Sealers of Leather, AVillm. Courser and 
Robt. Reed. 

For Searchers and packers of flesh and fish, James Mattoik, 
senior, and Win. Dinsdayle. 

For Corders of Wood, Tho. Leader, Rich. Taylor, Anthony 
Harker, Rich. Greene. 

30: 1: 1655. 

Att a meeting this day of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Wm. Paddy, 
Capt. James Olliver, Cornett Peter Olliver, M^ Sam. Cole, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Davis was chosen Treasurer and recorder. 

M"". Peter Olliver was chosen sealer of weights and measures. 

Capt. James Oliver, L. Robt. Turner, John Hull, Jacob Eliott, 
Peter Olliver, and John White are chosen to run the line betweene 
Cambridge and Boston, and Roxbury and Boston att Muddy river. 

Capt Robt. Keayne, M"". Ed. Hutchinson, John Tuttill, Jno. 
Dolitle and Tho. Stocker are chosen to run the line betweene Lyn 
and Boston, and Charlestowne and Boston. 

[116.] Ordered that 20s. shall bee allowed M^^ Richards for 
her rate in the 3-ear 54. 

Tho. Alcock* chosen Cow keeper for this yeare, and shall have 
2s. 6d. a head for ever}- Cow ; as also to be pounder. 

Itt is ordered that the order aboutt swine, in p. 97, shall stand in 
force for this 3'eare ensuing ; goodman Leader, senioi", to yoke and 
ring. 

Itt is ordered that the sheepe kept on the neck shall nott goe 
abroad withoutt a keeper after the first of the 2d moneth, upon 
the penalty mentioned in p. 110. 

Thomas Jones is admitted an inhabitant, and Robert Sanderson 
bound to secure the towne from charges that may arise b}' him. 

Alexander Beck and Ralph Roote are authorized to oversee the 
ordering of the fence in the common feild att Muddy river, and 
have power to choose outt of the proprietors meete men to attend 
that work from time to time. 

Itt is ordered that no rams shall goe upon the neck after the. 10th 
of June next, nor bee putt upon the neck till the first of Novem- 
ber, upon the penalty of 20s. for every ram so continued or putt 
on, either b}' butchers or others. 

And itt is further ordered that no butcher shall putt any sheepe 
upon the Common upon penalty- of five shillings for every sheepe, 
the one halfe to the pounder the other halfe to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that M^ Shrimptons fine of five pound, for not 
serving in the place of a Constable this 3'eare, shall be leavied. 

The debt demanded by the administrators of Major Edward 
Gibbonnes, deceased, was referred (by the towne att the last pub- 
lick townes meeting) to the present select men, together with the 
help of the ancient townes men to be issued with the said Admin- 
istrators. 

Itt is ordered that Wm. Blantan shall pay sixe shillings per 

* The name of Wm. Wiseman was first written here, and then stricken out. 



124 City Document No. 46. 

annum for ever every first da}' of the seaventli moneth from this 
time forward, in consideration of a parcell of land sould him for 
the schooles use. 

Itt is ordered that whosoever shall cut, hack or hew any of the 
trees planted in the neck shall pay for every tree so spoyled twenty 
shillings, the one halfe to the informer, the other to the towaie. 

Itt is ordered that the draw-bridg over the mill streame shall bee 
repayred and made secure for the safet}- of passengers by the 14th 
of the 2d mo. next, upon penalty of 20s., and upon furtlier neglect 
20s. for every weeke. 

[117.] iFor as much as many complaints of greatt danger by 
a well of Robt. Nannyes, itt is therefore ordered that the said well 
bee made up secure by the Gth of next mo., upon penalty of twenty 
shillings, and for every weeke afterward 20s., and hee is to secure 
his seller in the streete upon the said penalty. 

Itt is ordered that the ten pounds left by legacy to the use of 
the schoole of Boston b}' mis. Hudson, deceased, shall bee lett 
to Capt. James OUiver for sixteen shillings per annum, so long as 
bee pleases to improve itt, the which he is to pay in w^heate, pease 
and Indian to the Townes Treasurer every first of the 1 mo., 
beginning in INIarch 5-1-55, and upon his delivery of the principall 
to the townes Treasurer, itt shall bee paid in corne as aforemen- 
tioned. 

16: 2: 55. 

Att a meeting upon publick notice, Itt is ordered that the right 
of commonage shall bee forthwith laid outt to the Commoners 
according to their several proportions l_\y the select men acording 
to the order in (-46), and is to take the names of such as shall be 
reputed commoners. 

27: 2: 1655. 

Att a meeting this day of M'. Wm. Brenton, M'. ^Ym. Paddy, 
M"'. James Olliver, M^ Sam. Cole, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the guns in the markett place shall be trimmed 
upp against the court of election annually, att the townes charge. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Leader, senior, shall be impowered to 
seize all forfeitures that shall arise by swine nott being yoaked 
and ringed according to order in that case ; the one lialfe to the 
townes use, the other halfe to said Leader. 

John Birchall is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that the Constable shall distrayne upon the land 
in the possession of M^ Symon Lynde, or any goods now upon 
itt, to the value of fourty shillings due to the toAvne for foure years 
rent. 

Mis. Pacy is admitted an inhabitant, provided M'. Bradstreet or 
John Johnson and Wm. Parkes of Roxbury give security to save 
the towne from all charges that may arise by her. 

Itt is ordered that the wife of Xofer* Piggott shall bee forth 
with sent to Muddy river to her husband by the constable. 

* The usual abbreviation of Christopher. 



Boston Town Records, 1655. 125 

Itt is ordered that the Constable shall distra^-ne upon Deare 
Hand for the rent that is due to the towne to this fir^t of March 
last past. 

[118.] Itt is ordered that no dry Cattell or calves shall goe 
upon the neck, upon penalty of sixe pence a day for every beast 
so putt on, as also that no horses or mares shall bee putt on the 
neck on the penalty of twelve pence a day or night for every horse 
or mare, and itt shall bee lawfuU for the cowkeeper to impound 
the said Cattell and leavy the said fines, the one halfe to him- 
selfe, the other to the towne ; this order to take place the IGth of 
the fourth moneth. 

28: 3: 1655. 

Att a meeting this day of M'. Wm. Brenton, M^ Sam. Cole, 
M^ Wm. Paddy, Capt. James Olliver, M^ Peter Olliver, and Wm. 
Davis. 

Whereas, the last running of the head line att nmddy river be- 
tweene Boston and Cambi'idg was nott determined to mutuall sat- 
isfaction, itt is now agreed that the line shall bee run againe 
betweene us, and the issue of the case to bee in the determination 
of Leiut. Fisher and those sent by the towne, with M^ Jackson 
for Cambridge, which shall bee done with convenient speed. 

It is ordered that James Bill shall be prohibited selling an}' more 
wood att Deare Hand, itt being conceived that whatt wood is left 
is butt convenient for a farme, which is to bee left according to 
lease. 

Richard Otis, Smith, is admitted an inhabitant. 

The account of M^ Glover and the other Constables for the last 
yeare was received in, vizt. for a Country rate and a towne rate to 
the sum of three hundred eighty-seven pounds, nine shillings, five 
pence, of which sums they are discharged as per their account. 

25 : 4 : 55. 

Att a meeting this day of M''. TVm. Brenton, M'. Sam. Cole, 
M'. Wm. Paddy, Capt. James Olliver, M'. Peter Olliver, and Wm. 
Davis. 

Whereas a considerable part of the rent due to the use of the 
schoole for Long Hand and Spectacle Hand is nott brought in by 
the renters of the land according to the contract with the towne, 
Itt is therefore ordered that the present renters shall within ten 
da3'es after the date hereof come in and cleare their severall pay- 
ments due for said land, upon forfeiture of the said lands as by 
former agreement, to bee entered upon by the said treasurer by 
warrant under his hand to the Constable. 

It is further ordered that whereas severall of the lands att the 
aforesaid Hands are sold and changed from one to another that so 
itt cannott bee kuowne who are in arrears for the land — 

[119.] It is therefore ordered that all such as claime any title 
to that land or an}' part thereof as renters, shall, j'earl}^ come in 
and declare themselves to bee renters upon the first second day of 
the eleventh month, upon the poenalty of payment of twelve pence 
an acre for every acre so rented, for which the treasurer for the 



126 City Docu^ient No. 46. 

present yeare shall leavy b}' warrant to the Constable, under his 
hand from time to time. 

It is ordered tliat Tho: Alcock shall allow three pence a head to 
the treasurer of the towne for every " cowe kept on the Common 
towards the wintering of the Bull. 

30: 5: 55. 

Att a meeting of M". Wm. Brenton, INF. Wm. Paddy, M". Sam. 
Cole, Capt. James Olliver, M'. Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Martin Stebbiu hath liberty, upon his good behavior, to sell 
beare for one 3'eare. 

Christopher Avery is admitted an inhabitant. 

Matliew Barnes, upon complaint of the defect of the Brigd at 
the mill doore, is ordered to repayre the sayd bridge suthcieutly 
for horse and foote within foure dayes on poenalt}' of twenty shil- 
lings. 

Wm. Blanton hath liberty to dig 6 or 8 load of earth outt of 
the swamp by the windmill or where M'. Cole, M'. Peter Olliver 
allow. 

Itt is ordered that Edward Greenliff shall have liberty to sett a 
house of eighteen foot Deepe and twelve foote to the Front from 
the end of M'. Batts tan house, paying two shillings, six pence 
per annum to the schooles use, as long as hee improve itt for a 
dying house. 

Whereas the towne formerly" granted a peece of land to M^ 
Wm. riibbins before his new frame ; itt is ordered there bee foure 
foote in breadth along before the new house allowed to her.* 

Whereas, complaint is made of a noysome pitt by the house of 
Joseph How, Cooper ; itt is ordered that the same pitt shall bee 
filled upp within a month, upon the penalty of twenty shillings. 

[130.] 29: 8: 55. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, M^ Tho. Marshall, Wm. 
Paddy, Peter Olliver, Sam. Cole, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Duer, Christopher Clarke, and John Bar- 
rell have liberty to make a Defence for the Cawsy before their 
houses, either by setting downe posts and rayles or otherwise, to 
preserve the Cawsy from damage of Carts or horses. 

William Whittwell hath his license renewed to sell beare for the 
j-eare ensuing. 

Mathew Pries is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that Mauditt Ingles, Jno. Marshall, and Rich. Tay- 
lor are chosen to bee sworne measurers for all corne that shall bee 
received outt of vessells till new are chosen, for which the receiver 
shall pay to the measurer three pence a score. And itt is ordered 
that all corne shall bee struck with a rowle so measured. 

According to the power granted by the Gen. court to the select 
men of the towne of Boston in reference to the disposall of- the 
house and land of Eliz: Rider, in Dorchester, which her father, 
AVm. Lane, gave to her and her children, wee have inquired into 

*Tho marginal note is "Mis. (i. e. mistress) Hibbins grant." 



Boston Town Records, 1655. 127 

the value of the land and house and have consented to the sale of 
the sayd land and house to James Bates, of Dorchester, leaving 
sayd Bates to receive his title from the Gen. Court. 

27: 9: 55. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, James Olliver, Peter Olliver, 
Sam. Cole, Wm. Padd}- and Wm. Davis. 

Isaac Walker, Sam. Norden, Robt. Nann}', and Robert Gibson 
are fined 10s. a man for their Ch3-mne3's being on fire, which the 
Constables are to leaV}'. 

Samson Shore is fined 10s. for the like offence. 

The Constables are to allow Walter Merry eight shillings in lieu 
of a debt due to him from the towne in ('44). 

Sam. Jewell is admitted an inhabitant and Marke Ilames is 
bound in a bond of 40L to save the town from charge. 

Deacon Johnson hath liberty" to sett up a porch before his house 
doore foure foote into the streete. 

Robert Wyatt and Wm. Lane are appointed to sweepe chimneyes 
and to cry aboutt streetes that they may bee knowne. 

Sam. Norden hath 5s. of his fine remitted. 

[131.] .31: 10: 55. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Capt. 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas, M\ Tho. Lake and Joshua Scotto, administrators to 
the estate of Major Ed. Gibbones, deceased, have frequently- de- 
manded of the towne a debt of fourtj'-five pounds, due from the 
towne to the sayd Gibbones, itt is therefore agreed by us with 
the sayd M^ Lake and Jos. Scotto, that (because the whole debt 
appeares nott so clearely due) twent}' pounds shall bee payd to 
the said Lake and Scotto, upon which payment the towne shall be 
discharged from any further demaunds of any debt or debts, pre- 
tended to be due from the towne by the said Administrators to the 
said estate of major Ed. Gibones. 

Itt is agreed that Lieut. Fisher bee imployed in running the line 
and drawing a draught of all the lands in Braintree belonging to the 
towne of Boston, as also to draw a draught of all the land given 
to the Iron-workes and confirmed to M"". Leader on their behalfe. 

Mis. Hanbury is fined five shillings for intertaining Francis 
Smith contrary to order. 

Wm. Reade is fined sixe shillings, eight pence, for entertaining 
Tho. Sheffield contrary to order. 

Itt is ordered that fourty pounds, thirtene shillings bee added to 
the next countr}' rate in the 3-eare 56, to satisfy for the same sum 
that should have beene gathered as a quarter rate this yeare, for 
which sum a bill is given to the Treasurer under the hands of Peter 
Olliver and Wm. Davis in the behalfe of the towne. 

28: 11: 55. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Padd}*, Sam. Cole, Capt. 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that three pounds shall bee payd to Wm. Dawes 



128 City Document No. 46. 

for work done at Fort-hill ; upon payment of which the towiie shall 
bee acquited of an}' further clayme by the sa3'd Dawes. 

It is ordered that ten pounds shall be payd to Capt. Tho. Savage 
and Capt. James Olliver in consideration of the like value payd to 
Henry Blake for brick and lime att Fort-hill, upon pa3'ment of 
which the}- are to secure the towne from any further clayme by 
the sayd Blake. 

[133.] Memoranda, that there is a greatt bell belonging to 
the towne lent to Castle Hand to Capt. Rich. Davenport. 

Mr. Cogan is fined thirteene shillings, fom-e pence in case hee 
clean nott the streeets before his bowsing of stones, rubbish and 
chests before the 4th daj^ next att night, as also to secure his sellar 
doore. 

It is ordered that foure pounds, ten shillings bee payd Sam 
Sj'ndall and Peter Goose for worke done att Fort-hill. 

Henry Lee admitted an inhabitant upon his good behavior, and 
Capt. Davenport is engaged to save the towne from any charge 
that ma}' arise by his family. 

Wm. Spowell and David Hitchbone are authorized to warne the 
inhabitants of the towne to yoke and ring all the swine in this 
towne by the 4th of the next mo., else the foresayd persons may 
impound such swine found unyoked and unrung, according to for- 
mer order. 

Itt is ordered that twenty shillings bee payd to Jasper Rawlins 
for lime and brick att Fort-hill, upon the payment of which he is 
to acquit the towne from any further clayme. 

25 : 12 : 55. 

Att a meeting of M'. Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that sixe shillings bee allowed to Wm. Talmage for 
land taken into the high way. 

Nathaniell Woodard is admitted an inhabitant, and Thomas Har- 
wood bound in a bond of 20/. to secure the towne from any charge 
that may arise by the sayd Woodard or his family. 

For as much as there was a grant unto Isaake Culimore of a 
dwelling house, about twenty eight foot in length, and between his 
house and the highway ten foot, the whole breadth of House and 
ground at the front is twenty six foot, it not being formerly 
recorded is now orderly performed. 

Macklin Knight also having formerly changed with Goodman 
Cullimore and enjoying that piece of Land formerly graunted to 
Isack Cullimore, being thirty two foot in length as now fenced in, 
and acknowledged to be his proper right. 

[133.] Att a generall townes meeting upon Publick notice. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke and Capt. Tho. Savage are chosen Deputyes 
for the yeare ensuing. 

Selectmen chosen : M^ Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, M'. Sam. 
Cole, Capt. James Olliver, Cornett Peter Olliver, M'. Wm. Paddy, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Constables chosen for the towne : Wm. Toy, Daniell Turin, Wm. 
English, and Henry Allin. 



Boston Town Records, 1655. 129 

Eumney Marsh and Mudd}' river, Wra. Ireland and Henr}' 
Stevens. 

Surve3'ors of high wayes chosen : Rich. Samford, sen., Robt. 
Wright, Jacob Eliott and Sam Norden, and Sam Davis att Rumney 
Marsh. 

Clarkes of the markett, Habacuck Glover and "Wm. Cotton. 

Sealers of leather, Jno. Parker and Jno. Stivinson. 

Packers of fish and flesh and gagers of cask, Wm. Dinsdale, 
Jno. Cunny. 

Corders of wood, Tho. Leader, Rich. Taylor, Anthony Harker, 
and Rich. Greene. 

Water Bailyes, Rich. Gridley, Manditt Ingles, Alexander 
Adams, and Wm. Beamsley. 

Upon the request of Wm. Toy to accept of Hugh Drury to serve 
as constable, the towne accepted of the same. 

Wm. Davis is chosen Commissioner to receive the proxj-es for 
magistrates and to carry them in at the County meeting. 

Whereas greatt inconveniences may accrue to the towne and 
inhabitants thereof, especiall}' children, by persons irregular riding 
through the streets of the towne, and galloping. Itt is therefore 
ordered that if anj' person shall bee scene to gallop through anj* 
streete of the town after this day, except upon dayes of military 
exercise, or any extraordinary case require, every such person shall 
pay two shillings, sixe pence, for every default, the one halfe to 
come to the town, to be paid to the Treasurer then being, and 
the other halfe to the informer ; and itt shall bee lawfull for any 
person to make stop of such horse or rider till the sayd fine 
be paid as aforesaid. 

Further whosoever shall turne outt any horse loose through the 
towne to water or otherwise shall pay 12d. for every defect of that 
kind being scene without a guide or rider. 

[124.] Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. 
Cole, Wm. Paddy, Capt. James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. 
Davis. 

Itt is ordered that publick notice bee given to the towne to meete 
the next day to choose another Constable in the roome of Hugh 
Drury if they see meete. 

Wm. Davis is chosen Treasurer and Recorder for the Towne for 
this yeare. 

Peter Olliver is chosen sealer of weights and measures. 

14: 1: 55. 

At a meeting of the towne upon publick notice. 

It is ordered that (upon the request of Ensigne Jno. Everett and 
M^ Joseph Rock, to have liberty to stop carts from passing through 
the paved lane b}' their houses) they shall have liberty to sett up 
posts att the end of the lane till the towne or select men see cause 
to lay itt open. 

Itt is ordered that the select men shall have liberty to lay outt a 
peece of Ground outt of the townes land, which they give to the 
building of a house for instruction of the youth of the towne. 



130 City Document No. 46. 

31: 1 : 1G5G. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Capt. James 
Olliver, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, Peter OUiver, and Wm. Davis. 

James Everill is enjoyned forthwith to secure the sellar where 
the old meeting house stood, from such inconveniences as otherwise 
ma}' accrue. 

Att the request of Henr}' Phillips, butcher, in behalfe of him- 
self and the neighbourhood, to repayre the lane leading behind 
his house to the spring, itt is ordered that the survej'ors shall, att 
the townes charge, repayre the one halfe of that lane for a foote 
wa}'. 

Wm. Pearse is admitted an inhabitant, James Nabors and 
Michaell Wills being bound in a bond of ten pounds to secure the 
town from charge. (Wittnes our hands.) 

Tho. Reade is admitted an inhabitant, Lieut. Wm. Hudson being 
bound in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from charge. 
(Wittnes my hand.) 

Whereas Joseph Rock hath sett a fence into the streete betweene 
his dwelling house and M'. Lyndes house, itt is ordered that hee 
shall remoove the said fence within a weeke, on poenalty of twenty 
shillings, and so from weeke to weeke till removed, and to sett itt 
to range from the corner post of this house that hee lives in, to the 
corner of M'. Lyndes house in a straight line. 

[135.] It is ordered that Wm. Ireland and Aron Way shall 
bee allowed fourty shillings for the country high waj- that is laid out 
through their land att Rumn}' marsh. 

The peece of land formerly granted to Edward Greenliff by the 
spring is lett to Mathew Coy, from ^-eare to 3'eare while the towne 
pleases, for two shillings, sixe pence, per annum for the schooles 
use. 

Richard Pittman is fined twenty shillings for nott giving security 
to save the towne from charge, and to depart the towne forthwith 
if hee putt nott in securit}' . 

As also to secure his chimney from danger within a day on pen- 
alty of twenty shillings. 

James Nabors is fined five shillings for his chimney fiaming outt. 

Itt is ordered that the gallowes shall bee removed to the next 
knole of land before the next execution. 

Itt is agreed that Capt. James Olliver shall have forty shillings 
a yeare for three yeares to provide a bull for the townes use winter 
and summer. 

Itt is ordered that a third part of the last rate bee levied by the 
Constables for a County rate. 

28: 2: 56. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, Tho. Marshall, and Wm. Davis. 

It is ordered that ten pounds be paid to Rich. Gridley for lime 
and brickes d'd* att Fort-hill, which being paid hee is to Free the 
towne from an}- further demands. ' 

* Delivered. 



Boston Town Records, 1656. 131 

Martin Stebbiu hath hcense to draw beare this year ensuing. 
Jno. Poole is admitted an inhabitant. 

26: 3: 56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Padd}', Sam. Cole, Peter 
Olliver, and James Olliver. 

Walter Merry is fined ten shillings for receiving an inmate. 

Tho. Leader is appointed to yoke and ring all swine, and to 
returne the names of them that refuse to yoke and ring to M^ 
Cole. 

"Wm. Pollard is chosen Shepheard for this yeare, and to have 
8d. per sheepe for all sheepe of a j-eare old and upwards. 

Wm. Beamsley is fined 10s. for receiving an inhabitant without 
license. 

[126.] 28: 5: 56. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sara. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Tho. Harding is admitted an inhabitant, Walter Merry and Tho. 
Munt being bound in 4.0L to save the towne harmless from charge. 

Itt is ordered that the north batter}' bee forthwith repaired. 

If any 3'oung person or others bee found without either meeting 
house, idling or placing during the time of publick exercise on the 
Lords day, itt is ordered that the constables or others appointed 
for that end shall take hold of them and bring them before au- 
thorit}'. 

25: 6: 56. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, Capt. James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Gabriell Tetherley admitted an inhabitant, M'. Brenton security 
for him in a bond of 201. 

Whereas greatt anno3'ance accrues to the towne and inhabitants 
aboutt the dock, by the butchers throwing garbidge into the dock 
and over wharfes, Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth such 
butchers as have nott conveniences of their owne to dispose of 
their beasts entrails and garbidg, shall have liberty, and are hereby 
ordered, to cast such things that so shall anno}' into the mill creeke 
over the draw-bridg, and in no other place upon the poenalt}' of 
twenty shillings for ever}' defect. 

Whereas Richard Webb, Shoemaker, hath lately erected a fraine 
of a house comming three foote or thereaboutts upon the townes 
land, wee hereby declare that the said Rich. Webb hath so erected 
the said frame withoutt the consent of the select men. 

Jno. Parker is admitted an inhabitant, and Rich. Greene bound 
in 20^. bond to save the towne free from charge. 

[137.] 29:7:56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Mr. Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, 
James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Robt. Doutch admitted an inhabitant, and Walter Meny and 
Tho. Munt bound in 20^. to secure the towne from charge. 



132 City Document No. 46. 

William Whittwell hatli bis license to draw beere renewed for 
the 3-eare ensuing. 

Capt. Tho. Savage hath libert}' to make sellar doores before his 
new house betweene the draw bridg and the conduitt, to come out 
3 foote from his house and no more, except they lye flatt and cov- 
ered sufficiently with plank, and nott to exceede two foote. 

Itt is ordered that fifty shillings shall bee allowed Isaac Culli- 
more for worke done att the Battery. 

29: 8: 56. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, James 
Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that there shall bee a pound sett upp by the Con- 
stable att Rumny marsh, for which hee is to pay outt of the rate 
to bee leavied this yeare. 

Itt is ordered that sixteene pounds bee paid to Capt. James 
Olliver, Peter Olliver, Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis for so much 
disbursed by them for the repayriiig the north batter\'. 

26: 9: 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Wm. Paddy, Tho. Marshall, 
James Olliver, Sam. Cole, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that elder Pens rate shall bee taken of and dis- 
charged with the Constables. 

There is this da}^ a rate for towne and country and coUedge 
committed to the Constables to bee levied to the value of two 
hundred eighty eight pounds, sixteene shillings, nine pence. 

[138.] 29:10:56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Thomas Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Wm. Paddy, James Olliver, Peter Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed that att the next generall court motion bee made by 
our Deputyes that the line betweene Boston and Lynn may bee 
determined by the said court. 

Goodman Wales hath 6s.* abated of his rate for his yeare in 
regard of his povert}'. 

Itt is agreed that the next da}' of our meeting some time bee 
spent to consider of Capt. Keayne's will in respect of the legacyes 
given to the towne. 

Itt is ordered that care bee taken to pay Rich. Gridley for build- 
ing the schoole house chimn}'. 

25: 11: 56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Peter Olliver, James Olliver, Wra. Paddy, and Wm. Davis. 

Upon the perusall of Capt. Keayne's will respecting the legac^'es 
given to the towne, itt is agreed that forthwith the executrix and 
overseers of the said will bee advised with concerning the said 
legacyes withoutt delay. 

Itt is agreed upon the complaint against the son of Goodwife 

* This may be road 6s. 8d. 



Boston Toavn Records, 1656-7. 133 

Saraniou living withoutt a calling, that if shee dispose nott of him 
in some wa}^ of employ- before the next meeting, that then the 
townesmen v,-[\l dispose of him to some service according to law. 

Itt is ordered that notice bee given to Mathew Barnes to secure 
the mill bridge by a sufficient fence of foure foote high, and that 
within 6 dayes, on poenalty of twenty shillings. 

Jno. Andrew on consideration hath 6s. 8d. abated outt of his 
rate, which the Constables are to allow. 

Robert Harris of Mudd}' River, in consideration of two high 
wayes taken outt of his land, hath 4 acres of land granted him 
outt of the townes wast land most convenient for him, and M'. 
Peter Oliver is ordered to lay itt outt. 

[129.] 23:12:56. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Thos. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, 
Sam. Cole, Peter Oliver, James Olliver, and Wm. Davis. 

Frar}- admitted an inhabitant. 

The Constables of Boston are discharged of a rate committed 
to them to bee leavied for the towne, Countr}', colledge, and powder, 
to the sum of two hundred eighty eight pounds, sixteene shillings 
and nine pence for this present yeare, as per their account under 
their hands. 

Whereas a tract of land, as by plott drawne cont. one thousand 
fifty seven acres, is lett to Moses Payne of Braintree for foure 
pounds, foure shillings per annum, for ever, as by former agree- 
ment, and that there is a vacant peece left outt which is convenient 
to bee included that the line may run streight, itt is therefore 
agreed that the said vacant land shall be lett him for six shillings 
per annum, to be added to the other foure pouiids, foure shillings, 
so the whole is 4Z. 10s. per annum, to bee paid the first of first 
moneth yearely. 

There is lett to Capt. James Johnson all the wast land belong- 
ing to the towne on the southside of the Creeke by M'. Wiuthrop's 
warehouse adjoyning the land already lett to Ben Ward, to enjoy 
the same for ever, hee paying foure pounds, ten shillings per an- 
num to the schoole of Boston, alwayes reserving high wayes 
through the same land for the townes use, and the said land to bee 
bounded on all parts and to be specif3'ed in the covenants ex- 
pressly-, and the land to bee bound for security of payment, which is 
to bee paid every first of the first mo, and to begin the first March, 
57, on forfeiture. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Walker shall bee allowed fort}' shillings 
for brickes and lime att the fort. 

Itt is ordered that Rich. Woody shall bee allowed thirty shillings 
outt of the next towne rate for whatt hee disbursed upon the 
bridge by M'. Winthrops warehouse. 

Wm. Blanton hath part of upland his barne stands on lett to 
him for two shillings, foure pence per annum during the townes 
pleasure. 

[130.] 9:1:56-57. 

Att a generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house there were chosen for the yeare ensuing 



134 City Document No. 4G. 

Depiityes for the Generall Court, Capt. Tho. Savage and Capt. 
Tho. Clarke. 

Selectmen, Deac. Tho. INIarshall, M'. Win. Brenton, M". Wm. 
Paddy, M^ Sam. Cole, Ensigne Jos. Scotto, Ensigne Jno. Hull, 
and Wm. Davis. 

Constables, for the towne, Nat. Adams, Nat. Williams, Amos 
Richardson, Jno. Collins. 

Rumn}' Marsh, James Pemberton for Constable. 

Muddy River, Thomas Gardiner for Constable. 

Surveyors for high wa^'es, Wm. Beamsley, Wm. Blanton, Juo. 
Peirce, Henry Duglas, and Sam. Bennett att Rumny marsh. 

Clarkes of the Market, Sargt. Barrett and Sargt. Jackson. 

Sealers of leather, Wm. Courser* and Samuell Norden. 

Packers of fish and meat, Jno. Cnnny and Wm. Dinsdale. 

Itt is ordered that the paved lane by M"". Shrimptons bee laid 
open, and no more shutt up. 

Capt. Savage, M'. Stodard, M'. Howchin, and M^ Ed. Hutchin- 
son, sen., are chosen a committee to consider of the modell of the 
towne house, to bee built, as concerning the charge thereof, and 
the most convenient place, as also to take the subscriptions of the 
mhabitants to propagate such a building, and seasonabl}' to make 
report to a publick townes meeting. 

M^ Hezekiah Usher is chosen Commisioner to carry in the votes 
for magistrates and County Treasurer to the Count}' Meeting. 

It is ordered that in case Nat. Williams take a journe}' for Eng- 
land before his yeare bee outt, that then the towne will choose 
Constable in his roome. 

[131.] 10:1:56-57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, M'; Wm. Brenton, M'. Sam. 
Cole, Ens. Jos. Scotto, Ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 
Wm. Davis chosen Tresurer and Recorder. 
Joshua Scotto is chosen Sealer of weights and measures. 

Leiut. Fisher. 

After due respects promised, by these wee give you to under- 
stand, that whereas a sum of mon3'es to the value of twenty pounds 
was b}' the towne of Boston delivered to your predecessour, M'. 
Sam. Olliver, and the same since acknowledged (by bond under 
hands) from Lydia, j'our wife, and the rent of which being due for 
the space of sixe yeares past. The townes occasions calling for such 
rents and debts, Avee hereby make our request to you, that 3'ou 
would please to take some speedy course to satisfy our expecta- 
tion, and lett us heare a few wordes from you that so wee may nott 
by any such neglect of yours expose ourselves to any appearance 
of neglect of the trust committed to us by the towne ; thus hoping 
of your care and reall endeavour to answer our desires (vizt., for 
the returning unto the towne both principle and rent, which rent is 
fort}^ shillings per annum) wee shall waite your answer and rest. 

Whereas divers inhabitants among us have formerly had gi'ants 

* Tho name of lloboit Reynolds is stricken out here. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1657. 135 

of land for great lotts lying att Mount Wallaston and Muddy 
River, which sayd lands have long since beene laid outt unto them, 
the sayd lands lying in common with the townes lands and bound- 
ing upon the sayd lands. Itt is ordered that all such persons (the 
townes occasions now calling for the improvement of their owne 
wast land, and being aboutt to dispose of the same) shall, npon 
the third day in the second month next ensuing, goe their bounds 
betweene theirs and the townes bounds, wdth those deputed by 
the towne thereunto, and that upon the poenalty prefixed by law, 
fol. 4. 

Itt is further ordered that all such persons as can laj' anj' just 
clayme to any lands or lotts in the foresayd places granted to them 
by the towne, but nott yett laid outt, they shall repayre to the select 
men, betweene this and the 2Gth of the next month, and make 
good their clayme and title to the same upon the poinalty of for- 
feiture of sayd grants. 

[133.] 26:1:57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, John Hull, Wm. 
Davis, and Wm. Davis (sic). 

George Burrill, Cooper, is fined ten shillings for intertainiug 
John Gilbert into his family withoutt consent of the towne. 

30: 1: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. Paddy, Jos. 
Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Ralph Hutchinson is fined ten shillings for intertainiug Jno. 
Gilbert into his famil}', withoutt the townes mens consent. 

Whereas, the common is att times much annoyed by casting 
stones outt of the bordering lotts, and other things that are often- 
sive : Itt is therefore ordered that if any person shall hereafter 
any way annoy the common by spreading stones or other trash 
upon itt, or lay any carrion upon itt, every person so offending 
shall bee fined twenty shillings. 

Wm. Ireland is appointed pounder att Rumne^' marsh for this 
3'eare ensuing. 

Itt is ordered that henceforth no persons shall have liberty to 
keepe shops within this towne, or sett npp manufactures, unless 
they bee first admitted inhabitants into the towne. 

John Vyall, npon petition to draw beere till the 29th of Sept. 
next, is referred to the county court for license, and is approved 
for that end. 

Jno. Hart fined ten shillings for intertaining Jno. Gilbert into 
his family, withoutt the townesmens consent. 

Capt, James Olliver, Ensigue Scotto and Ensigne Hull are 
appointed to the perambulation of the wast lands and the lotts laid 
outt att Braintree. 

Elder Colbron, Peter Olliver, M^ Wm. Paddy, Jacob Eliott are 
desired to attend the same service att Muddy river, and likewise 
the laing out of the Highwa}' to Watertowne Mill. 

M^ Wm. Paddj' and Ensigne Scotto are appointed to- treate 
with Leiut. Fisher concerning the debt due to the towne, and to 
make a full conclusion with him concerning the same. 



136 City Document No. 46. 

[133.] Whereas there was 400 acres of land long since granted 
to M^ Sam. Maverick and b}' him assigned unto Ed, Bendall. And 
whereas Leiut. Wm. Philips appeared before us as Attourney unto 
the sayd Edw. Bendall, presenting unto us a Copp}' of the former 
grant.' Itt is ordered that the said 400 acres may bee laid outt for 
him, provided (itt appeare nott that the sa3'd land hath beene for- 
merl,y laid outt) : itt may nott entrench upon any small lotts 
either laid outt or to bee laid outt, 

Clement Gross is allowed to draw beere till the 29th of Sep- 
tember next, if the county court consent thereto. 

Wm, Pollard is chosen pounder for this yeare, 

* Notice given both to Watertown and Cambridge, that they 
might depute some to Joyne with ours deputed to lay out a high 
way from Mndy river unto Watertown mill, and upon the 21 of 
this 2d mo. it was (by partys deputed by the sayd Towns) per- 
formed. The sayd way is 4 Rod in Breadth and directed by markt 
trees. 

Also notice given unto the Town of Brantrey that if any among 
them had any grants of land from this Town, they might make 
Claime of them by the 26th of this 2d mo. upon forfeture of such 
grants if neglected. 

And likewise if any of their Inhabitants had bought any lotts 
or otherwise possessed them by gift, that bordered upon any part 
of our Common lands, they should be redy to goe their bounds 
with us upon the 21st of this Instant. 

24:2:57. 

At a meeting of M'. Willm. Brenton, M^ Tho. Marshall, M'. 
Sam. Cole, M'. John Hull, and William Paddy, 

It is ordered that M', Ed, Hutchinson, Samuell Benit, and 
John Tuttell shall goe the bound line betweene Maiden and Rum- 
ney Marsh, and Lin and Rumney Marsh. 

There was also notice given unto the select men of Maiden, and 
likewise of Linn, that they might meet with ours above specified 
upon the 11th of the 3d mo. next at the House of M'. Samuell 
Benett, at 7 a clock in the morning. Maiden upon the 11th, and 
Linn upon the 12th day of the sayd month. 

Moreover it was desired in our Letter to Linn that they might 
take order about the country high way near unto Saml. Bennitts 
house and dispose it soe as may be most Convenient. 

27:2: 57, 

Att a meeting of M'. Wm, Paddy, Tho, Marshall, Samuell Cole, 
and John Hull, 

Richard Way admitted into the Town, provided that Aron Way 
doe become bound in the sum of twenty pound sterll, to free the 
Town from any charge that may accrew to the town by the said 
Rich'', or his family. 

I, Aron Way, doe heerby engadge my selfe, my heires, executors, 

* The marginal note says, " G of 2d. High way laid out from Muddy River to 
Watertown Mill." 



Boston Toavn Kecoeds, 1657. 137 

&c., unto the selectmen of the Town of Boston and their succes- 
sours in the sum of twenty pound sterll. in behalfe of m}' Brother, 
Richard Way, and his family, that they shall not be chargeable 
to the Town, and hereunto set my hand. 

Aron X Wat. 

his marke. 

Richard Smith is admitted into the Town, being Commended to 
this Town by M^ Jno. Willson, senr., provided that Henry Blague 
and John Pease become bound to the Town in the sum of twenty- 
pound sterll. 

We, William Blague and John Pease, doe heerby bind our 
selves, our heires, executors, &c., joyntly and severally in the full 
summ of twenty pound sterll. unto the select men of Boston and 
their successors, to secure the Town from all charge from tyme to 
tyme from the said Rich'' Smith and his family : and hereunto put 
our hands. 

[134.] The 27 of 2d. 1G57. 

It is ordered that every person that putt any sheep upon the 
Common shall pay to the keeper 8d. for every sheep and M. for 
every Lamb. 

Edward Blake* is Admitted an Inhabitant, and John Blake is 
heerb}' bound in the sum of tweut}^ pound sterll. to save the towne 
from any charge, either from the sa3-d Edward or his family. And 
this attested by his hand. 

John Blake. 

25: 3: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Paddy, Sam. Cole, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Isaac Cullimore is ordered to secure a chimney in his leantoo 
from danger of fire within eight da3'es on poenalty of 20s. 

Macklin Knight is order to secure his sellar behind his house 
within ten dayes on poenalty of twenty shillings. 

Ens. Hull and Wm. Davis are appointed to view the cedar 
swamps att Muddy River and to report what they judge them worth 
to bee rented forth by the yeare or other wise, as may bee most to 
the townes advantage. 

29th of 4th, 57. 

Att a meeting of Thomas Marshall, Wm. Pady, Sam. Cole, 
Josh. Scottow, John Hull. 

Tho. Dinsdell hath liberty granted him to hire a room of Capt. 
Tho. Savage. 

John Clow, having served an Aprentiship, hath Liberty to fol- 
low his Calling in this Town. 

Wm. Courser, having liberty granted the last 3'ear to set up a 
porch, not exceeding foure foot from his now dwelling house, and 
desiring the said grant to be recorded, it being owned that he had 
A grant, as afforsaid, it is heerby recorded. 

It is ordered that Ensigne Jno. Web shall suply Richard Sanfurd 

* The name Blague is written and cancelled here. 



138 City Document No. 46. 

with such necesar}^ support as the little infant Mary Langham or 
the nurse thereoff either have or shall expend, untill the Town take 
further order, 

George Broome is Readmitted with Caution of his future good 
behaviour. 

There is Let unto Eobert Sanderson A Little 3 square strip of 
Land upon the upper end of his owne Garden, Coming from the 
upper Corner of Tho. Hunt's pailes unto the stile of the said Rob- 
ert Sanderson, for 18d. in mony, to be paied yearly to the Town 
Treasurer, and he to Injoy this during the Townes pleasure. 

M^ Richard Web is heerby Enjoyned to clear the highway before 
his house within this twelve dayes, upon the poenalty of twent}^ 
shillings. 

James Everell is heereby Enjoyned to take away the heapes of 
Earth Laid upon the high waies, upon any part of the dock, that 
soe pasengers ma}' not be forced into the dirt in fowle wether ; 
and this to be done in twenty' dayes, upon the poenalty of twent}' 
shillings. 

[135.] There is Granted unto Wm. Beamsly and Henry Dug- 
less, who are surveighers for the high waies, that there may be ten 
pound expended proffitably for the high waves at the North End 
of the Town, paid out of the Rates of M'. Jno. Richards, M^ Wm. 
Pain, Wm. Beamsly, Richard Benit, Henr}^ Dugiess, Alexander 
Adams. 

There is Lett unto Isaak Cullimore A little peice of ground 
which is close to the end of his dwelling house, and is there be- 
twixt both high waies thirty foot, and at the uper way in breadth 
fourteen foot and halfe, and Comes to the Lower high way unto 
one foot, in forme as in the Margent,* for the Anuall rent and 
three shilling to be duly paid, and this Grant to Continue during 
the Townes pleasure. 

There is likewise added a little peice according as is expressed 
in the margent, and for the whole, Joseph Belknap, now the pos- 
sessor, is to pay eight shillings to the Townes Treasurer ever}' first 
of March, the grant to Continue as before during pleasure. 

28: 5: 57. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Wm. Paddy, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Deacon Marshall and Ensigne Hull are appointed to gaine libert}^ 
in writing of M'. Seaborne Cotton and his mother to bring Avater 
downe from their hill to the Conduit intended to bee erected. 

Deacon Marshall, Ensigne Scotto and Wm. Davis, and two of 
them are impowered to joyne with an}' one or two of the Commit- 
tee to treate and agree with any workman for the erecting of and 
bringing water to the Conduitt intended lo bee erected. 

Edward Gold hath granted him foure Rods of ground from the 
corner of Wm. Blantans pale by the streete side, to run do^v•ne to 
the sea ward as itt is this day staked and bounded, hee paying 
foure shillings per annum every 29th September to the towne 
treasurer, and to enjoy the said land during the towne pleasure. 

* In the margin is a littlo sketch of the land. 



Boston Town Eecoeds, 1657. 139 

M^ Tho. Brougliton is fined five shillings for his chimney being 
on fire and flaming ontt. 

Ben. Gillam is fined ten shillings for making a fire upon the 
wharfe. 

James Banlstone is fined ten shillings for the like offence. 

Wm. Foster, seaman, is admitted an inhabitant. 

Wm. Dnglas is admitted an inhabitant. 

Robert Smitli, a taylor, is admitted an inhabitant, Deacon Mar- 
shall securing the Towne from charge. 

[136.] John Philips is fined ten shillings for entertaining ■ 

Stone and his family contrary" to order. 

Itt is ordered that no butcher shall throw any gutts or garbidg 
into the streete, or any place nigh itt, to the anoyance of passengers 
or inhabitants, under the poenalty of twenty shillings for every 
offence. 

31 of 6th, 1657. 

Att a meeting of Thomas Marshall, Wm. Pad}', Samll Cole, 
Josh. Scottow, and Jno. Hull. 

Jno. Peirce is Admitted an Inhabitant upon the Testimony of 
James Everell and Isaak Colimore. 

Jno. Lewis is ordered to clear away the dung and matter of 
Ano3-ance b}' his slaughter house, and to lay noe more neer the 
street, or that may be Just Anoyance to Neybours or Inhabitants, 
and that by the 5th of September. 

Graves fined for his chimny being on fire and flaiming 

out, and his Landlord for want of A Ladder. 

Hugh Stone is admitted an Inhabitant. 

Thomas Thayer is admitted an Inhabitant. 

Christopher Perrust is to deliver unto the Townsmen the deeds 
of his land instead of that bill of twenty pounds which the town 
received of him, which Avas for the supph^ of his wife, iff he, the 
said Perrust, had gone to Jamaca. 

Wm. Baker, Eobt. Smith, Nath. Woodward, Thomas Sowell, 
have A grant of A parcell of Land ; the Contents of each man's 
parcell is heerafter mentioned, and the Rent that each man is to 
pay. 

Wm. Blanton is ordered to lay some Gravell in the little Lane 
that runns from Henry Phillips, his house, unto Peter Duncans. 

Henry Mason, A Brewer, is admitted an Inhabitant, and Daniell 
Turell and John Baker are hereby Bound in twenty pound to 
preserve the Town from any charge arising from the said Henry 
Mason or any of his, and hereunto bind themselves b}' their hands. 

Daniel Turrell. 
John Baker. 

M^ Robert Woodman sey is alowed to have the rent due from 
Leiut. Richard Cook for these two yeares past. 

28- of September. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Samuell Cole, Wm. Pad}', Josh. 
Scottow, and Jno. Hull, 

Wm. Whitwell hath granted to him the Townes Consent for the 



140 City Document No. 4G. 

Continuance of his Licence to draw beer this yeare ensuing, iff tlie 
Court see meet. 

Upon a Motion from our Town deputies and some of the Com- 
mittee for the Millitia, There is granted the sum of fift}- pounds to 
finish tlie worke that is now by the Country left incorapleat at the 
Castle. 

Gawdy James is Admitted an Inhabitant, and Capt. Johnson 
and Wm. Salter stand engaged to save the Town from charge. 

[137.] 5: 8: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, "Wm. Paddy, Jos. 
Scotto, Jno. Hull, and "Wm. Davis. 

There was delivered to the Constables a country rate of two 
hundred twenty three pounds, ten shillings, ten pence. There was 
the same time delivered thera a towne rate of two hundred twenty- 
seven pounds, eleven shillings, eight pence. 

26: 8: 57. 

Att a meeting of Tho. Marshall, Wm. Padd^', Jos. Scotto, and 
"Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the constables shall allow Wm. Ware his rates 
upon consideration of his long sicknes and low estate. 

There was this day a rate for Rumny Marsh delivered to James 
Pemberton for the towne twelve pounds, thirteene shillings and six 
pence, and for the couutr}' a rate and a quarter, fifteene pounds, 
nineteene shillings. 

Itt is ordered that George Burrill shall reraoove his timber by his 
shop outt of the high way by the 2d of the next mo., on penalty of 
twenty shillings. 

30: 9: 57. 

Att a meeting of M'. Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Wm. Brenton {sic), Wm. Paddy, Ens. Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. 
Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the Constables shall pay foure shillings, sixe 
pence to Wm. Spowell for looking to the boyes att the meeting 
house. 

Itt is ordered that twelve shillings, sixe pence bee paid to Wm. 
Salter for keeping Christopher Holland's wife five weekes. 

Whereas M'. Sam. Cole hath intertained Elizabeth Knap into 
his house contrary to order of the towne, and the said Elizabeth 
3'ett remaynes in this towne, itt is ordered that in case the said 
Elizabeth proove to bee chargeable to the towne, such charges 
bee required of M^ Cole from time to time as first receiveing her. 

Itt is ordered that Philip Curtis bee paid twenty shillings for 
killing a wolfe att Muddy river the last winter. 

[138.] Whereas there is a parcell of land upon Long Hand 
of the townes, bounded b}' Walter Merryes lott and the Easterne 
end of the said Hand, containing two acres more or less ; The said 
two acres of land is lett to "Wm. AVinburne for ever, paying a 
bushel of merchantable barly malt yearelj' to the schooles use, 
every first day of March, the first payment to bee made the first 



Boston Town Rhcords, 1(357. 141 

of March, -n-bich will bee in the 3-eare 1658, and the said land to 
bee security- for payment of the said sum. 

Whereas severall yeares rent were due from Joseph Wormall for 
land of the townes which was latel}^ in the possession of Capt. 
Savage, itt is ordered that one halfe of the said rent bee abated, 
and the other paid by Capt. Savage to the townes use. 

Itt is agreed with Capt. Savage that for the preserving the fence 
aboutt the burying place and maintaining the same, in good con- 
dition from time to time, hee shall enjo}^ title and use of said 
ground for twent}' yeares, leaving the same in good repayer att the 
end of twenty yeares. 

29th: 10: 57. 

Att a meeting of M'. Wm. Brenton, Sam. Cole, \Vm. Paddy, ens. 
Scott, ens. Hull and AYm. Davis. 

Richard Seward is admitted an inhabitant, and Nat. Frjar 
bound in a bond of twenty- pounds to secure the towne from charge. 

Whereas liberty was granted to M'. Bushnell and M'. Glover to 
sett up a pump and to repayre the well. Itt is ordered that in 
case an}' of the neighbours refuse to contribute to the charge of 
the sayd pump and well, itt shall bee in the power of those that 
have disbursed monyes for the same, to deny an}' others fetching 
water att the pump. 

Derman Mahoone is fined twenty shillings for intertaining two 
Irish women contrary to an order of the towne, and is to quitt his 
house of them forthwith att his perill. 

25: 11: 57. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, Wm. 
Paddy, Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that M'. Brenton and Ens. Hull shall view a piece 
of land by M"". Raynsford's house, and to make returne of the 
quantity and what yearely returne itt may 3'ield. 

Mis. Addington and Rich. Woody are fined each 5s. for their 
chimneyes firing. 

[139.] Elizabeth Blesdale hath liberty to reside in the towne, 
and Wm. Beamsley is bound in a bond of twenty pounds to save 
the towne from an}' charge that may arise by her during her said 
residence, which is acknowledged b}' 

William Beamsley. 

Richard Taylor is allowed thirty shillings for repairing the clock 
for his direction to ring by, and is to have five pounds per annum 
for the future, provided hee bee att charges to keepe a clock and 
to repa3're itt. 

For as much as sundry Complaints are made that severall per- 
sons have received hurt by boyes and young men playing at foot 
ball in the streets ; these are therefore to Injoyne that none be 
found at that game in any of the streets, Lanes, or Inclosures of 
this town, under the pamalty of twenty shillings for every such 
offence. 

Whereas, much Inconvenience and burdensom charge doth 
arise to the Town by sundry persons in this town, by buiug out of 



142 City Document No. 46. 

servants tymes and redeeming others from Engagements, ■n'bich 
persons, either through Idleness or sickness become unable to help 
themselves, and the town therby Envolved in sundry charges ; 
these are therefore to give notice to All Inhabitants and residents 
in this Town that shall soe act, that what ever person or persons 
they soe sett att Liberty they are to see after tlieir Imployment, 
and to secure the Town from any charge that might otherwise be 
occasioned by such. 

Itt is ordered that the house belonging to the schoole shall bee 
repaired as soone as convenientl}' may be in the spring. 

Itt is oi'dered that measures of brass bee provided as standards 
for the towne and reserved for that use. 

Itt is ordered that Francis Smith have liberty to sett up a building 
att the west end of the house that was M^ Hanburyes, by the dock 
head, to bee eight foote in front, and next the dock five foote, for 
which he is to pay twenty shillings per annum, in mon}-, and to 
enjo}^ itt during the townes pleasure, and then to remove saj'd 
building upon legall notice as maj- appeare by a larger deede in this 
respect. 

Itt is ordered that Mis. Welthian Richards shall have liberty to 
sett up a pale before her house, foure foote from her house, for 
which shee is to pay five shillings every first of March, and to enjo}" 
itt during the townes pleasure. 

22: 12: 57. 

Att a meeting of Mr. Wm. Brenton, Tho. Marshall, Sam. Cole, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

There is lett to Ed. Rainsford a peice of ground behind his gar- 
den by the water side adjo^-ning to his now dwelling house, being 
thirty-sixe foote att the end of his fence, fort^'-five foot b}' Wm. 
Lane's fence, towards the marsh sixteen foote, as in the margent,* 
for which he is to pay two shillings per annum to the towne, and 
to enjoy itt during the tonnes pleasure. 

[140.] Ben. Gillam hath five shillings abated of his fine for 
heating a pitch pott on the wharfe. 

Edward Robinson is admitted an Inhabitant, and Amos Richard- 
son and Nat. Adams, senior, acknowledge themselves bound joy ntl}' 
and severally in a bond of twent}' pounds to secure the towne from 
any charge that may arise by him or his family. Witnes our 
hands this daj'. 

his 

Nat. V\ Adams. 

niarke. 

Amos Riciiisson. 
31: 3: 58. 

John Martin admitted an inhabitant, and Ben. AVard acknowl- 
edges himself, he^-res and assignes bound to the towne treasurer, 
in a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from an}' charge 
that may arise by the foresaid Martin or his familj' to the said 
town. Wittnes his hand, 

Beniamen Ward. 

* In the margin is a small sketch of the land. 



Boston Town Records, 1657-8. 143 

Tho Ashley is admitted an inhabitant, and Mr. Tho. Lake, "Wm. 
Hudson, and Peter OUiver bind themselves, he3-res and assignes, to 
the town treasurer in a bond of twent}' pounds to secure the towne 
from an}^ charge that may arise to the towne by the said Ashley 
or his family. ' Witness their hands.* 

Will" Hudson, 
Peter Olliver, 
Tho. Lake. 
John Peirce is admitted an inhabitant, and Nat. Bishop acknowl- 
edges himselfe, heyres and assignes, bound to the towne treasurer in 
a bond of twenty pounds to secure the towne from any charge that 
may arise by the foresaid Pierce or his family to the said towne. 
Witnes his hand. 

Nathaniell Bishop. 

28: 4: 58. 

David Chapin is admitted an inhabitant and Isaak CuUimore 
acknowledges himselfe, heyres and assignes bound to the towne 
treasurer in a bond of twent}' pounds to secure the towne from any 
charge that may arise by the foresaid Chapin or his family- to the 
said towne. Witnes his hand. 

ISACK CULLIMORE. 

Sarah Brewster is admitted an inhabitant and M'. Wm. Paddy 
acknowledges himselfe, heyres and assignes bound to the towne 
treasurer in a bond of twent}' pounds to secure the towne from any 
charge that may arise by the foresaid Brewster or her familj' to the 
said towne. Witnes his hand. 

Will" Paddy. 

Walter Salter is Admitted an inhabitant and Beiiiamin Brisco and 
Thomas Pxlsell doe bind themselves, heires and assignes to the 
Town Treasurer in a bond of twenty pounds to save the Town from 
an}- charge that may arise from the said Walter or any of his 
family. 

Benjamin Brisco, Thomas Edsell. 

[141.] 8 March, 57-8. 

Att a generall townes meeting upon pnblick notice from house to 
house, there were chosen for the yeare ensuing upon the townes 
service, for Deputyes, Capt. Tho. Clarke and M'. Ed. Hutchinson, 

Select men, M^ Tho. Broughton, M^ Wm. Paddy, Ens. Jos. 
Scotto, Mr. Tho. Lake, M^ Jacob Sheafe, Ens. Jno. Hull, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Surveyors of Highway es, Tho. Dewer, Joseph How, Ralph 
Mason, Rich. Carter, and Henry Greene att Rumny marsh. 

Clarkes of the Markett, Henrj- Philips and Jno. Odlin. 

Sealers of leather, Wm. Courser and Sam Norden. 

Packer of fish and meate, Wm. Dinsdale. 

Constables, Mr. Jno. Richards, Fran. Dowse, Henry Powning 
and Jno. Blake. 

Capt. James Olliver is chosen Commissioner to receive the 

* This bond is cancelled by lines drawn over it. 



144 City Document No. 46. 

prox3'es for magistrates and County Treasurer, and to carry them 
to the shire meeting. 

Itt is ordered that Goodman Cop shall have some land given 
him at Braintree, according to the discretion of the select men, 

9: 1: 57. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Paddy, Tho. Lake, Jacob Sheafe, Jos. 
Scotto, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Davis was chosen Recorder. 

Ens. Jno. Hull, Treasurer. 

Ens. Jos. Scotto for sealer of weights and measures. 

29: 1: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Broughton, M^ Wm. Paddy, M'. 
Jacob Sheaffe, M'. Tho. Lake, and Ens. John Hull. 

There is graunted to Wm. Copp one hundred acres of land att 
Braintree, which hee is to lay outt next to some of the lands for- 
merly granted. 

M'. Peter Olliver hath liberty to make a Cart bridge over the 
Creeke that goes to Ben. Gillams. 

Wm. Pollard hath liberty to sett upp a porch att his house 
three foote and halfe before his house, and to enjoy itt during the 
townes pleasure. 

Robert Blott is appointed to keepe the sheepe for this yeare, and 
the owners of all sheep that are putt on the common after the 10th 
of this month shall pay to the shepheard according to the order last 
3'eare, and that all those that shall keepe sheepe on the common 
shall deliver them to the said shepheard, and if an}' are found on 
the common not delivered to the said shepheard the owners shall 
pa}^ 2d. for ever}' sheepe to the shepheard for every dayes trans- 
gression. 

[142.] 2: 2: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Broughton, M^ Tho. Lake, M'. Jacob 
Sheafe, ens. Jno. Hull, M', Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis. 

Bird Hand is lett to James Everill and Rich. Woody for sixty 
3'eares, paying 12d. silver or a bushell of salt every first of 
March to the Town Treasurer, and in defect of payment att the 
day 2s. or two bushells of salt, and so 12d. or a bushell of 
salt for ever}' month's neglect, and the said Hand is bound for 
payment. 

Whereas severall parcells of the townes ground is taken up by 
sellar doores, which proove accomodable to many of the inhabi- 
tants, and in time by custome may bee claimed to bee propriety by 
the present or future possessors of such houses as enjoy that privi- 
ledg. Itt is therefore ordered that every person that hath or shall 
have a cellar doore into any of the streets of the towne shall pay 
twelve pence every first of March to the Towne Treasurer, and in 
case of non-payment the Treasurer of the Towne is impowered to 
leavy the same by distress. 

Whereas W. Habacuck Glover hath sett up severall pillars upon 
the townes ground to support his house ; Itt is ordered that the 



Boston Town Eecords, 1658. 145 

said Glover shall pay twelve pence for every such pillar so erected, 
every first of March to the Towne Treasurer. 

Whereas divers offences arise through defective fences, and dif- 
ferent apprehensions of the sufficiency of fences betweene proprie- 
tors ; Itt is therefore ordered that all outside fences aboutt pastures 
or cornfeilds shall be substantiall}' fenced, either with five rajdes, 
or posts and pales, or sufficient stone walls, or other wise, accord- 
ing to the judgment of the select men ; and that all partitionall 
fences betweene lott and lott shall be ordered b}' tlie select men, in 
case of the disagreement of the proprietors ; and in case any dam- 
age arise to others, by the defect of fences, the part}' whose fence 
is defective shall pa}' all damages, as shall bee adjudged b}' the 
select men or any deputed by them upon the complaint of any 
damaged. 

Itt is ordered that demand bee made of Leiut. Turner for a high 
■way from Elder Pen's to ceutry hill ; according to a former order 
of towne. 

There is let unto Leiut. "Wm. Hudson the Lane between Elder 
Pen and M''. Willson's Garden, during the Tow^nes pleasure, he 
paying ten shillings everie first of March to the Townes Treasurer, 
and to secure it that it may be ready for passage of Horse and 
foote, without Interruption. 

[143.] Whereas by long and sad experience very many and 
greatt damages have accrued to this towne by swine, besides the 
many dangers that children have beene in of loss of life and limb, 
and elder people also of greatt hurt, b}' the unrulines and raven- 
ousnes of swine, and notwithstanding the law in that case provided 
by the Gen. Court that requires the making and constituting 
effectuall orders to prevent all harmes b}' swine. And although 
yearel}' endeavours have beene to attaine the end aforesaid and 
^•ett fruittles. 

Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth every inhabitant in this 
towne that shall keepe any swine within this towne after the first of 
the next month they shall constantly keepe up such swine in their 
owne ground. And in case an}- swine in any part of this towne, 
outt of the owner's lands, the owner of such swine shall pay for 
ever}' such defect two shillings, sixe pence to the Townes Treas- 
urer, for the townes use, to be leavied b}- warrant under his hand, 
or any other of the select men, to the constable. And to the end 
this order may nott bee frustrated, itt shall bee lawfull for (and is 
desired of) every one to inform of the breach of this order, and 
shall have liberty to impound such swine, for which the one halfe 
of the fines shall bee allowed to the enformer or impounder. 

And notwithstanding the aforesaid order of keeping upp swine, 
yett shall so keep them up to the anoj'ance of any neighbours or 
travellers through the common streets or high wayes, upon the fore- 
said poenalty for every offence, after notice given them by an}' of 
the select men. 

26: 2: 58. 

Att a meeting of M'. Wm. Paddy, M^ Tho. Lake, M^ Jacob 
Sheafe, ens. Jos. Scotto, ens. Jno. Hull, and "Wm. Davis. 
10 



146 City Document No. 46. 

Ralph Roote is appointed to keepe the Cowes this yeare, and to 
have 25. 6d. per liead for ever}' cow. 

Itt is ordered that Jno. Marshall goe through the towne to view 
whether every house is supplied with a ladder according to order 
of towne, and to returne the names of such as are defective. 

Itt is ordered that nine pounds, eight shillings bee paid to "Wm. 
Cotton for mending the high wa}'. 

Itt is ordered that Capt. Walden shall have liberty to sett npp 
two pillars under his porch, and to pay two shillings every first of 
March to the Towne Treasurer. 

[144.] Whereas Jno. Conney is aboutt to burne brickes in 
his lott behind his house, and very neare other houses, Itt is 
ordered that bee shall not proceede in burning any brickes in that 
place. 

Capt. James Olliver, Ens. John Webb, Nat. Williams, Jacob 
Eliot, Tho. Gardiner, and Jno. Kenrick are appointed for the per- 
ambulation betweeue Roxbur^' and Cambridg. 

31: 3: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Broughton, M^ Wm. Paddy, ens. 
Jos. Scotto, ens. Jno. Hull, M'. Jacob Sheafe, M^ Tho. Lake, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Jno. Peirce is admitted an inhabitant. 

Esdras Read is admitted an inhabitant. 

Capt. Jno. Cullick is admitted an inhabitant. 

Tho. Ashley is admitted an inhabitant. 

Jno. Martin is admitted an inhabitant. 

Whereas Jno. Conny was prohibited to burne brickes in his lott 
behind his house, and yett nottwithstanding hath presumed to sett 
his kilne, Itt is ordered that in case hee fire the kilne hee shall pa}' 
ten shillings a day as a fine during the fire being in itt ; And if 
after the burning the kilne now sett hee presume to sett another 
kilne or kilnes and fire itt, the former fine shall then bee doubled 
upon him. 

Whereas by experience itt is found that the liberty of making 
cellar doores into the streetes (though acomodable to the owners) 
proove very disadvantagious to passengers in their travell to and 
fro, whereby they are forced to difflcultyes uott a few, Itt is there- 
fore ordered that every cellar doore that opens into any streete of 
the towne shall be cutt off two foote att the lower end of the doore, 
and laid flatt with a planke, or else paved six foote withoutt their 
cellar doores, and this to bee done b}' the first of October next, on 
the pcenalty of twelve pence a weeke for every weekes neglect 
after the day prcefixed. 

Itt is ordered that the marishes about this neck cannott bee fed, 
and are capable of mowing, shall bee lett outt for mowing by the 
Towne Treasurer for the towues use. As also to improove the 
Cedar swamp att Muddy river for what grass ma}' bee cutt therein. 

24: 4: 58. 

Att a meeting of M'. Wm. Paddy, M'. Tho. Lake, M'. Jacob 
Sheafe, ens. Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1658. 147 

Martin Stebin is allowed to draw beere for a yeare provided hee 
provide a meet person to take care of the employment. 

29: 4: 58. 

Att a meeting of M'. Jacob Sheafe, M^ Tho. Lake, ens. Jos. 
Scotto, ens. Jno. Hull, M'. Wm. Paddy, and Wm. Davis. 

David Chapiu is admitted an inhabitant. 

Sarah Brewster is admitted an inhabitant. 

[145.] Whereas man}' children and others are exposed to 
many dangers by Carts, either by being left carelessly in the 
streetes without their drivers, or else by the Carters riding through, 
the towue in their Carts, Itt is therefore ordered that henceforth 
all horse-carts shall bee led by the carters with a rayne, and shall 
nott be left loose in an}' streete, butt shall bee tyed to some place 
where they may not break loose. And itt is further ordei'ed that 
no other Carters shall bee permitted to ride in their Carts, when 
they drive through the towne, nor leave their oxen standing loose 
in any streete ; And in case any shall bee scene to act contrary to 
this order, they shall pay two shillings for every such offence, and 
this order to take place upon every Cart that shall come to this 
towne after due publication. 

The Cedar swamp att Muddy river is lett to Ralph Mason his 
heyres and assignes for fifty yeares next ensuing, after the first of 
March next, in consideration whereof, hee shall pay yearly every 
first of March fourty shillings in wheate and pease proportionately ; 
and hee is to pay fourty shillings for this summer, and a fayre livery 
Cupboard for the towne house. 

Whereas many careless persons carry fire from one house unto 
another in open fire pans or brands ends, by reason of which 
greatt damage may accrue to the towne ; It is therefore ordered 
that no person shall have liberty to carry fire from one house to 
another, without a safe vessell to secure itt from the wind, upon 
poenalty of ten shillings to bee paid by every party so fetching, 
and halfe so much by those that permitt them so to take fire. 

Whereas there is an order in force for restraint of swine (within 
this towne of Boston) from passing the bounds of their owners 
styes or fences, which though judged meete to abide as an act, 
wherein the good and welfare of this place is much concerned ; 
yett considering the present complaints of many for want of Corne 
to keepe their swine up with, and the unfitness of the season of 
the yeare for slaughter ; And that no just grievance may bee to 
any by denying the benefitt of grazing in the common this sum- 
mer ; Itt is therefore declared that no advantage shall bee taken 
against any by force of the present order untill the first of Octo- 
ber next, provided their swine bee sufficiently yoked and ringed as 
the law hath provided in that case. And whereas for the evading 
of the fines to bee leavied by distress for trespasses of swine 
according.to towne order, many have refused to owne their swine, 
Itt is therefore ordered hereby that if no owner shall appeare, the 
hoggs trespassing shall bee forfeited to the towne, iff nott owned, 
and both fine and damage done by them to bee satisfied within one 
weeke. 



148 City Document No. 46. 

[146.] 26: 5: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Pnddy, Jacob Sheafe, Jos. Scotto, 
Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that there bee two houses of easement sett upp 
aboutt the dock for the accommodation of strangers and others. 

Itt is ordered that M^ Woodmansj'es house shall bee sufficiently 
repayred before winter. 

Whereas Ens. Scotto hath erected a porch in part upon the 
townes gi-ouud, hee shall pay twelve pence by the yeare while hee 
enjoyes itt. , 

29: 5: 58. 

Att a meeting of M'. Wm. Paddy, W. Jacob Sheafe, Jos. 
Scotto, Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Pollard and Jos. C4ridley are chosen executioners of the 
order aboutt swine being yoaked and ringed, till the other order 
for shutting up take place, and then for the observance of that 
order for this yeare. 

12: 6: 58. 

Att a meeting of M^ Wm. Paddy, M^ Tho. Lake, Jno. Hull, 
Wm. Davis. 

Upon the complaint of greatt anoyance by tan Fatts of M''. 
Batts ; Itt is ordered that hee shall forthwith remoove what ever 
offensive upon poenalty of twenty shillings, and if he transgress 
againe in the same kind hee shall pay twenty shillings for every 
otfence. 

29: 8: 58. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Broughton, M'. Tho. Lake, M', Jacob 
Sheafe, Jos. Scotto, Wm. Davis, and Jno. Hull. 

Itt is ordered the Treasurer shall leavy fourt}' shillings of Jno. 
Conny for burning brickes contrary to order. 

Also to leav}" of James Nash 20s. for annoyance of the townes 
high way. 

15: 8: 58. 

Att a publick meeting of the freemen Itt was voted that the Gen. 
Court bee desired to make a law against publick houses entertain- 
ment of any inhabitants to drink on the night after Sabbath is ended. 

29: 9: 8. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Bi'Oughton, M'. Jacob Sheafe, ens. 
Jos. Scott, ens. Jno. Hull, M^ Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer pay to Jno. Mellowes 
fifty shillings which is in full paj-ment for a house and ground pur- 
chased of him by the select men of the towne some yeares since. 

[147.] John Rodes is admitted an inhabitant. 

Itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer pay Jonathan Negus his 
house rent for this yeare. 

Whereas fifteene pounds were given by M'. Padd}' as a legac}' to 
the poore of the towne, itt is ordered that the towne Treasurer dis- 
pose of the same according to order. 



Boston Town Recoeds, 1658-9. 149 

3: 11: 58. 

Att a, meeting of! M'. Jacob Sbeafe, M^ Tho. Bronghton, M'. 
Tho. Lake, ens. Jos. Scott, ens. Jno. Hill, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that fifty shillings bee allowed to M''. Hez. Usher 
outt of his next yeares assessment. 

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall forthwith provide sixe 
substantiall ladders and iron hookes, as also to gett the leather 
bucketts repayred for the townes use. 

Ben. Negoos is fined ten shillings for his chimney being on fire 
twice. 

Daniel Faulkner is fined twenty shillings for intertainiug Henry 
Terry contrary to a towne order. 

Richard Staines is fined five shillings for his chimny flaming outt 
on fire contrary to a towne order. 

31: 11: 58. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, M^ Tho. Broughton, M'. Tho. 
Lake, M^ Jos. Sheafe, ens. Jos. Scottow, and ens. Jno. Hull. 

Itt is ordered that fourty shillings bee given to the widow Fur- 
nell by the Treasurer to relieve her in low condition. 

28: 12: 58. 

Att a meeting of ens. Jno. Hull, Jos. Scottow, M^ Jacob 
Sheafe, Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas a high way was laid outt att Muddy river, as b}^ a 
record dated June 8th, 1658, through the land of Jno. White, att 
Muddy river, and so b}^ Tho. Gardners to the farme of Isaac 
Steadman, itt is hereb}' declared that the said way so laid out shall 
bee reputed the townes high way, and the other way in the 
lane is hereby relinquished. And itt shall bee lawful for the said 
Jno. White either to fence outt the said high way, or else to sett 
up gates such as may bee easy for opening to travellers, and if 
any leave the said gates open att any time, they shall pay five 
shillings for every defect, being legally convicted thereof. 

[148.] 7: 1: 1658-59. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice. 

Capt. Tho. Savage and M'. Anthony Stoddard are chosen Dep- 
uties for the Gen. Court for the yeare ensuing. 

Capt. James Oliver was chosen Commissioner to carr}- in the 
votes for magistrates and County Treasurer. 

Whereas formerly itt was a custome among us to make choyce of 
Deputyes and all officers in the towne upon the second 2d day in 
March yearely. And it being judged convenient that the Freemen 
should meete distinctly as to what concerns them, Itt is therefore 
ordered that the select men shall for the future appoint the time of 
meeting for the Freemen, distinct from the general townes meetings, 
as they shall judge meete. 

9: 4: 59. 

Whereas Jeremy Murrills hath entertained Wm. Roljins as a 
sojourner into his family, the said Jeremy Murrills doth bind his 



150 City Document No. 46. 

Iie3'res and executors to secure the towne from an^y charge that may- 
arise b}' the said Robius in a bond of twenty pounds during his 
abode with him. 

hia 
JeREBIY X MUURILLS. 

mark. 

[149.] 4: 1: 1658-59. 

Att a Generall townes meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house were chosen for the yeare ensuing. 

Select men, M'. Thos. Broughton, Ens. Jos. Scotts, Ens. Thos. 
Lake, Ens. Jno. Hull, W. Jacob Sheafe, M^ Hezekiah Usher, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Constables, M'. Thos. Brattle, M^ Jno. Jolliff, M'. Symon 
Lynde, and M^ John Chickley. James Bill for Rumn}' Marsh. 
Winchester for Muddy River. 

Surveyors of high ways, Henry Blake, Tho. Walker, Robt. 
Samford, and Ed. Cowell. Robert Butcher for Rumny Marsh. 

Packer of fish and meate, William Dinsdale. 

Clerkes of the markett, Sam. Norden, Tho. Baker. 

Sealers of leather, Bartholmew Cheevers, William Courser. 

Water bayliffs, Alexander Adams, Rich. Gridley. 

Itt is ordered that the Instructions formerly given to the select 
men, in writing, bee still in force till the towne present others to 
them. 

Itt is ordered that in case of fire breaking outt in any parts of this 
towne, which may possibly threaten ruine to a greatt part thereof 
iff not seasonably prevented by pulling downe some house or houses 
to that end ; Itt shall tlierefore bee lawful for the major part of 
the magistrates. Commissioners, and select men, that shall then 
bee present att the fire, or for an^- three of them mett together, and 
two of them concurring, to cause any house, or part thereof, to bee 
puld downe ; And that whatever house or part thereof bee puld 
downe by their order, shall againe bee repa3'red and made good 
by the towne to him or them who shall so have their houses 
puld down or impayred ; and the former order in p. 105 of this 
booke is hereby repealed. 

Itt is ordered that Leiut. Hudson shall throw open the lane by 
Elder Pens as formerl}^ 

[150.] The towne this da}' made demand of a high way to 
Centry Hill, through Leiut. Turner's ground, according to a former 
order of towne in 1648, which is accordingly made good by the 
said Turner. 

Upon a debate aboutt the order for cellar doores and the imposi- 
tion of 12d. upon each doore annually. 

Itt was voted in the affirmative that said order shall remayne in 
force. 

24: 1 : 1658-59. 

Att a meeting of ens. Jos. Scotto, Jno. Hull, M'. Ilez. Usher, 
Mr. Tho. Lake, and Wm. Davis. 
Ens. Jno. Hull is chosen Treasurer. 
M^ Tho. Lake, sealer of weights and measures. 
Wm. Davis, Recorder. 



Boston Town Records, 1659» 151 

28: 1: 1659. 

Alt a meeting of M'. Tho. Brougliton, M^ Tho. Lake, ens. Jos. 
Scottow, ens. Jno. Hull, M^ Hez. Usher, and Wm. Davis. 

Jno. Dawes is ordered to oversee the youth att the new meeting- 
house, that the}- behave themselves reverentl}- in the time of divine 
worship, and to act according to his instructions therein. 

Itt is ordered that no person, whether watchman or an}' other, 
shall, att any time, take tobacco, or bring lighted match, or fire, 
underneath or aboutt any part of the towne house except in case of 
militaiy exercise, upon the penalty of twent}- shillings for every 
such offence, except under covert for the use of the house above. 

31: 1: 59. 

Att a meeting of M^ Tho. Broughton, M^ Tho. Lake, M^ Hez- 
ekiah Usher, ens. Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Upon information that Jno. White, of Muddy River, hath stopt 
up the high way that was laid outt through his feild with a stone 
wall. 

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer issue forth a warrant for a fine of 
twenty shillings for his offence, to bee leavied by distress by the 
Constable, and so from day to day twenty shillings till the said 
White open the wa}' againe. 

25: 2: 59. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Lake, M'. Hez. Usher, ens. Jos. 
Scottow, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Clement Gross is allowed to draw beere for the yeare ensuing, if 
the County Court accept. 

Whereas Orlando Bagiey hath intertained Abell Benjamin into 
his family as a sojourner, the said Orlando doth bind himselfe, 
hej'res and assignes in twenty pounds to the towues Treasurer, to 
secure the towne from charge that may an}^ way arise b}' the said 
Benjamin. Wittnes his hand. 

Orlanbo Baggley. 

[151.] Whereas information is given of a considerable tract of 
meadow and upland belonging to this towne, which lays obscured 
under the claime of M^ Cogans farme in Rumny Marsh. Now to 
the end that the towne might nott loose itts right, nor yett by any 
claime of the said towne the said Cogans just due diminished ; itt is 
therefore ordered that a surveyor bee speedil}' sent to measure the 
said land, and according to the right due either towne or person 
aforesaid, to sett out the bounds, that the cleare right of the said 
Cogan ma}- bee settled on a sure foundation, and the towne advan- 
taged to make improovement of what shall appeare justly to be their 
owne. 

5: 3: 59. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Lake, M^ Tho. Broughton, Hezekiah 
Usher, Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Richard Gridley is chosen overseer for the swine, and to leavy 
two shillings, sixe pence by distress for every swine either unyoaked 
or unrung. And itt is hereby declared that the former order for 



152 City Document No. 46. 

shutting up swine is onely suspended b}- reason of scarcit}' of 
corne. 

Tlio. Blott is chosen Cow keeper for this ^-eare, and to have 
two shillings, sixe pence for every head. 

16: 3: 59. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Broughton, M"", Hezekiah Usher, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Francis Easts son is appointed to keepe the sheepe this yeare, 
for which everj^ owner shall pay 6>,s. for every sheepe, and two 
pence for every lamb. 

30: 3d: 59. 

Att a meeting of M^ Hez. Usher, M''. Tho. Broughton, M'. 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Jno. Wakefield is fined twenty shillings for entertaining , 

contrary to the towne order. 

Evan Thomas is fined twenty shillings for entertaining Tho. 
Sonies, contrary to a towne order. 

Henr}' Kemble is fined tw^enty shillings for entertaining Wm. 
Robins, contrary to towne order. 

Itt is ordered that the cellar by the armour}' bee laid under a 
fine of twenty shillings if not secured from danger by the 10th of 
next month, and this to be notifyed to Capt. Francis Norton. 

Notice was accordingly given to Capt. Norton the same day, 
and promise to secure the same cellar. 

[153.] 13:4:59. 

Att a meeting of the inhabitants upon publick notice from house 
to house. 

Francis Hudson is chosen a measurer of salt aboard of ships 
according to law. 

Itt is ordered that the title of the land in M'. Cogans hand shall 
be prosecuted by the select men. 

Itt is ordered that there shall bee a moderator chosen annually 
to regulate publick towaie meetings, and for this present yeare 
Wm. Davis is chosen. 

Whereas sundry inhabitants in this towne have nott so well 
attended to former orders made for the securing the towne from 
charge by sojourners, inmates, hj'red servants, journej'men, or other 
persons that come for help in physick or chyrnrgery, whereby no 
little damage hath alread}', and much more may accrue to the 
Towne. For the prevention whereof Itt is therefore ordered, that 
whosoever of our inhabitants shall henceforth receive any such 
persons before named into their houses or employment without 
liberty granted from the select men, shall pay twent}' shillings for 
the first weeke, and so from weeke to weeke, twenty shillings, so 
long as they retaine them, and shall beare all the charge that ma}^ 
accrue to the Towne by every such sojourner, journej'men, hired 
servt.. Inmate, &c., received or emplo3-ed as aforesaid. Pro- 
vided, alwayes, that if any person so receiving any shall, within 
fifteene dayes, give suflicient securit}' unto the select men that the 



Boston Town Records, 1659. 153 

Towne ma.y be secured from all charges that may arise by any 
person received, and that the persons so received bee not of noto- 
rious evill life and manners, their fine abovesaid shall bee remitted 
or abated according to the discretion of the select men. And itt 
is further ordered that if after bond given by any, they give such 
orderly notice to the select men that the towne may bee fully 
cleared of such person or persons so received according to law, 
then their bonds shall be given iu againe. 

25 : 5 : 59. 

Att a meeting of ens. Jos. Scottow, W. Hez. Usher, ens. Jno. 
Hull, ens. Tho. Lake. 

Martin Stebins is licensed to draw beere for this yeare. 

L. Eobt. Turner is licensed to keepe a house of pubhck entertain- 
ment for the yeare ensuing. 

Ens. Hull is appointed to lett out the marsh that is fitt to bee 
mowed upon the neck to the best advantage of the towne, to such 
as shall bee willing to hire them. 

[153.] 26 : 6 : 59. 

Att a meeting of \Ym. Davis, Jno. Hull, Hez. Usher, Jos. 
Scotto, Tho. Lake. 

Whereas a parcell of land was formerly lett to Jno. Shaw, 
and is since made over to M^ Symon Lynde by the said 
Shaw, Itt is hereb}^ declared that the said Lynde is reputed the 
rentor of the said land from the towne, according to a deed drawn at 
Large. 

28:9:59. 

At a meeting of ens. Jno. Hull, ens. Jos. Scottow, ens. Tho. 
Lake, M^ Hez. Usher, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Tho. Joy, John Jackson, and Hugh Drury shall 
forthwith survey the mill bridge whether the foundation and timber 
worke bee firme, and accordingh' to make their returne. 

INIatthew Barnes is fined twenty shillings in case the mill bridg 
bee nott sufficiently secured from damage by the next fift day. 

This day was committed to the Constables a country rate for 
two hundred sixty pounds, eighteene shillings, for the Country, 
and for the towne a rate of two hundred seventy one pounds, six- 
tee ne shillings. 

Whereas Ens. Jos. Scottow and partners are erecting a new 
draw-bridg, there is the same libert}' granted to them to cutt or 
make use of the townes high way for their better accommodation, 
provided they make up and keepe in repaire the said high way 
from time to time, according to a former grant to Wm. Franckliu 
and Jos. Scotto, in page 109. 

30: 11: 59. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Wm. Courser is allowed to draw beere the yeare ensuing. 
Instructions were given to the Water Bayliffes to cleare the 



154 City Docibient No. 46. 

Flatts of all matters of anoyance by stones, ballast, &c., and to 
leave the ends of the streetes to the said Flatts, on posualty of 
anoyances in the streetes. 

Goody Upsall is allowed to draw beere the 3'eare ensuing. 

26: 12: 1659. 

Att a meeting of ens. Jno. Hull, Tho. Broughton, Tho. Lake, 
Jos. Scottow, Hezekiah Usher, and Wm. Davis. 

[154.] 5 1, 1659-60. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice Capt. Tho. 
Savage and M', Anthony- Stodard are chosen Deputyes for the 
Gen. Court for the 3'eare ensuing. 

M'. Edward Tynge was chosen Commissioner to carrj' in the 
votes for magistrates and County Treasurer.* 

[155.] 12:1: 1659-60. 

Att a generall Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house 
to house, were chosen for the yeare ensuing. 

Moderator, Wm. Davis. 

Select men, John Hull, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Wm. Davis, 
Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams, Tho. Broughton. 

Clerkes of the markett, Joseph Kellog, Tho. Dewer. 

Surveyors of high ways, Theopli. Frary, Jno. Peirce, Tho. 
Boyden, Rich. Way, AYm. Hary for Rumu}' Marsh. 

Sealers of leather, Wm. English, AVm. Courser. 

Water Bailifts, Alexander Adams, Richard Gridley. 

Packer of meate and fish, Wm. Dinsdale. 

Whereas the Constables of Muddy River and Rumny Marsh have 
nott cleai'ed their accounts with the Town Treasurer att this day, 
there is hereby granted them one month more to effect the same, 
which, if longer deferred, the}- are to serve in the place of Constables 
another yeare ; butt in case they issue all accounts within a mouth, 
then to bee discharged, and to succede them in their places 

Constables. Ben. Child for Muddj^ River. 

Jno. Grower for Rumn}' Marsh. 

In the Towne, AVm. Alford, Jno. Baker, Henry Bishop, Augus- 
tine Lyndon. 

Resolved upon the Question 

Whether the contract made by the select men in '56, with Capt. 
James Johnson, respecting the Townes wast land in the marish 
next Ben. Ward's, should bee in force forever, itt was voted in the 
affirmative. 

Itt was voted that the instructions given formerl}' to the select 
men should bee in force still. 

Resolved upon the Question 

Whether the select men being necessitated to give security to 
the overseers of Capt. Keayne's will for his legacy of £60 to the 
use of the poore, should bee secured by the Towne from damage 
to their owne estates, or the estates of their successors as select 
men, itt was voted in the affirmative. 

* There is a wrong entrj on this page, cancelled at tho time. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1660. 155 

Wm. Davis was chosen Recorder. 

Jno. Hull was chosen Treasurer. 

Capt. Hutchinson, Jos. Scottow, and Jno. Tuttill are appointed 
for perambulation with Maiden. 

[156.] Nat. Williams was chosen sealer of weights and 
measures. 

26: 1: 1660. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Broughton, ens. Jos. Scottow, ens. 
Jno. Hull, Hezekiah Usher, ens. Tho. Lake, Nat. Williams, and 
Wm. Davis. 

Itt is ordered that Lieut. Hudson lay open the high way to 
Gentry Hill by this da}^ moneth, upon penaltyof 10s. 

Ens. Scottow, Nat. Williams, and Wm, Davis are appointed to 
order Derman's fence that stands upon the towne high wa}'." 

It is ordered that Matthew Barnes, within one weeke, take in his 
fence to the line, upon the poenalty of twenty shillings. 

Itt is ordered that Wm. Waters la}^ open the high way through 
his garden to the mill ward within a week, on the poenalty of 
twenty shillings. 

Whereas there was liberty granted to James Johnson, Tho, 
Buttolph and others, to make use of a place for the watering 
leather, and to enjoy the said land during the Townes pleasure ; 
and whereas itt is judged convenient to improove the said land for 
the Townes future benefitt, Itt is ordered that the said land shall bee 
taken into the Townes hand unless the present possessors bee 
willing to allow 40s. per annum during the Townes pleasure. 

30: 2: 1660. 

Att a meeting of M"", Tho, Lake, Jos, Scottow, Hez, Usher, Nat. 
Williams, Jno. Hull, Tho. Broughton, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas in the year ('-46) or thereaboutts the select men gave 
liberty to Henry Bridgam to sett part of his barke house upon part 
of the townes land, and builded a part of his dwelling house upon 
the said land, Itt is hereby declared that in consideration of 
fourty pounds to bee paid by him towai'ds the erecting of an Almes- 
house in this Towne, the said land as itt is now built upon and 
fenced in (except the fence before his gate and pitts which is to 
bee set straight), is hereby confirmed to the said Hemy Bridgam, 
his he^-res, executors and assignes for ever. 

Robert Blott is chosen Cow keeper, 

Jno, V3-all is allowed to draw beare for the j^eare ensuing, 

Capt. James Johnson is to enjoy the lime-pitts that formerly hee 
enjoyed for seven years, paying ten shillings per annum every first 
of March. 

[157.] 28:3:1660. 

Att a meeting of Joshua Scottow, Tho, Broughton, Hez. Usher, 
Nath, Williams, and Jno, Hull, 

Itt is ordered that Capt, Oliver shall have the allowance of £7 
in cash in consideration of a barrell of powder granted him for this 
yeare for saluting of ships. 



156 City Docujuent No. 46. 

25: 4: 60. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams, Joshua Scottow, 
Jno. Hull, and Wm. Davis, and Tho. Lake. 

Itt is ordered that the Treasurer shall pa}' M^ Snelling fivety 
foure shillings for physick administered to Robt. Higgins. 

Itt is ordered the Treasurer shall pay for old Besses lodging to 
Williams. 

30: 5: 60. 

Att a meeting of Nath. Williams, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Jno. 
Hull, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed with Capt. Tho. Breedon, and his associates, that in 
consideration of their charge of erecting a sufficient wharf and 
high way before the lane by Jno. Philips house, to bee kept and 
maintained hj the said undertakers, the}' shall enjo}' the profitts of 
the said wharf for the space of twenty-one yeares from the time of 
finishing said work, provided they leave said wharfe and high way 
att the end of said terme, in good repayre, or else to pay twenty 
pounds to the towne. And itt shall bee in the liberty of an}- inhab- 
itant to come in as a partner in the same worke within sixe monthes 
after finishing said worke, they paying their equall proportion of 
charge. 

20: 6: 60. 

Att a Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house to house. 

Capt. Tho. Clarke was chosen Commissioner to joyne with the 
select men for making the Countrey Rate for this 3'eare. 

Itt is ordered that the case respecting the draw-bridge in all 
respects bee determined by the Commissioners and select men, or 
the major part of them. 

Whereas there was a streete ordered formerly from M^ Haughes 
house to the Centry Hill, and that Lieut. Robt. Turner hath lately 
erected a new house in the said line. 

Itt is ordered that the select men with the foure Captaines shall 
have power to order the said streete to the best advantage of the 
towne. 

Itt is ordered that in consideration of the high wayes (that are 
laid outt through the marsh lett to Capt. Johnson) , to bee made and 
maintained for ever b}' the said Johnson, and ten shillings per 
annum added to the rent for ever, hee shall enjoy the flatts before 
the said marsh in proportion with other inhabitants. 

[158.] Whereas itt is found by sad experience that many 
3'outhes in this Towne, being put forth Apprentices to severall 
manufactures and sciences, but for 3 or 4 yeares time, contrary to 
the Customes of all well governed places, whence they are uncapa- 
ble of being Artists in their trades, besides their unmeetnes att 
the expiration of their Apprentice-ship to take charge of others 
for government and manuall instruction in their occupations which, 
if nott timely amended, threatens the welfare of this Towne. 

Itt is therefore ordered that no person shall henceforth open a 
shop in this Towne, nor occupy an}' manufacture or science, till hee 
hath compleated 21 years of age, nor except hee hath served seven 



Boston Toavn Kecoeds, 1660. 157 

3'eares Apprentice-ship, b}^ testimony' under the hands of suflicient 
witnesses. And that all Indentures made betweene an^^ master 
and servant shall bee brought in and enrolled in the Towne's Records 
within one month after the contract made, on penalt}' of ten shill- 
ings be paid by the master att the time of the Apprentices being 
made free. 

Itt is ordered that the old burying place shall nott bee broken up 
any more without leave of some two of the select men first obtained. 

27: 6: 60. 

Att a meeting of Wm. Davis, Jno. Hull, Thomas Broughton, 
Tho. Lake, Jos. Scottow, llez. Usher, and Nat. Williams. 

Wm. Blantan is allowed to keepe a house of publick intertain- 
ment, if the court please to consent, for this 3-eare. 

Itt is ordered that Mis. Sheafe shall pay two shillings per annum 
for the porch shee hath erected, and not to build upon itt, and to 
enjoy itt during the Townes pleasure. 

Att a meeting of the above named selectmen. 

Capt. Tho. Savage, M'. Rich. Parker, M'. Ed. Rawson, M-^. 
Jeremiah Howchin and M'. Anthony Stodard being ordered att 
a publick Townes meeting to determine the case respecting the 
draw-bridg. 

Itt is ordered that M'. Scottow shall pull downe the Hutts att the 
two ends of the Bridg on the south side, and that by Humphry 
Milams, within one month after this day, on poenalty of twenty 
shillings, and so from month to month to pay twenty shillings till 
they are pulled downe. 

[159.] 25: 8: GO. 

Att a meeting of Jno. Hull, Nat. Williams, Hez. Usher, Tho. 
Lake, and Wm. Davis. 

Evan Thomas is allowed to keepe a house of publick iutertain- 
ment for the yeare ensuing. 

29: 8: 60. 

Att a meeting of M'. Tho. Broughton, Jno. Hull, Tho. Lake, 
Hez. Usher, Nat. Williams, and Wm. Davis. 

Whereas great inconveniences may arise by breaking up the 
Towne high wa3'es, to la}' dreanes for the accommodation of severall 
family es, the practice whereof hath beene taken up withoutt 
license from the select men. 

Itt is therefore ordered that no person shall henceforth breake up 
any part of the Townes land, in an}- streetes thereof, for an}' such 
use as aforesaid, withoutt license from the select men, on poenalty 
of twenty shillings for ever}' such offence. 

Itt is ordered that the Town Treasurer shall pay three pounds 
to Mis. Cooke for her services in curing the Spanish Captives. 

5: 9: 60. 

Att a Townes-meeting upon publick notice from house to house. 

Itt is ordered that in the order against footeball playing these 
wordes bee added (inclosures withoutt the owners consent) , folio 
139. 



158 City Docoient No. 46. 

Itt is ordered that the Commissioners and select men, or the 
major part of them, shall bee impowred to answer M^ Scottowes 
Petition aboutt the bridge in behalfe of the Towne. 

Itt is ordered that the select men shall ratif}' and confirme M'. 
Henry Webbs laud upon Fort hill to his Executors to their proper 
use for ever. 

Whereas M'. Henry Webb bequeathed £100 to the Towne to 
bee improoved for the use of the poore, according to his will, and 
to bee reserved to that end from time to time. 

Itt is ordered that the said £100 bee improoved by the select men 
for the end aforesaid in some building fitt for that end, and that iu 
case of fire hapning which may consume itt, the Towne shall reedify 
the like fabrick to the end afore said. 

[160.] Itt is ordered that the select men shall have power to 
make use of a piece of ground in the common for the erecting an 
almes house upon, with suitable accommodation, or to Exchange a 
piece of the Townes land for a place more convenient. 

Itt is ordered that an}' one of the select men shall have power to 
execute the order against gallopers in the streetes. 

Itt is ordered that the old burying place shall bee wholly deserted 
for some convenient season, and the new places appointed for bury- 
ing onely made use off. 

31: 10: 60. 

Att a meeting of Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Hez. Usher, Nat. 
Williams, Wm. Davis, and Juo. Hull. 

Upon consideration of the greatt expences Ralph Mason and 
his associates have beene att already', and are like further to bee att 
in subduing the Cedar Swamp att Muddy river, Itt is agreed that 
ten yeares shall bee added to their lease upon the same rent men- 
tioned therein. 

28: 11 : 60. 

Att a meeting of Hez. Usher, Jos. Scottow, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, Nat. Williams, and Wm. Davis. 

Itt is agreed that Tho. Grub, sen,, shall enjoy the pitts by Henry 
Bridgams, that formerly Tho. Buttolph, sen., possessed, heepaj'ing 
rent in proportion with Capt. Johnson, and to enjoy them for seven 
yeares. 

In reference to the accounts of Tho. Joy and partner for the 
building of the towne house, sta^'re cases and Conduit, and the 
compleating of the said worke, Itt is ordered that the Treasurer pay 
to the said Joy sixe hundred and eighty pounds (deducting what 
hath beene already paid) outt of the Treasury or next Towne rate ; 
whereby all contracts made with the said Joy are performed as per 
his owne hand to a writing of this date. 

25: 12: 60. 

Att a meeting of Nat. Williams, Hez. Usher, Tho. Lake, Jno. 
Hull, Wm. Davis, and Jos. Scottow. 

Wm. Balleudine is fined ten shillings for breaking up the high wa}^ 
withoutt leave to lay a dreaue. 



Boston Town Eecords, 1660-61. 159 

[161.] Whereas the order bearing date 25 : 6 : 56, prohibitts 
onel}' Butchers from throwing garbidg, &c., over wharfes and into 
the dock, Itt is hereby ordered that the same order shall bee in 
force against all other persons whatsoever (upon the same penalty 
in that order recited) that shall offend by casting any thing that may 
annoy, into the same dock. 

Whereas a high way is laid outt through the land of Jno. White, 
at Muddy river, whereby hee pretends much damage, Itt is there- 
fore ordered that his proportion of ordinary rates to towne and 
countr}' for the foure next yeares shall bee allowed him by the 
Towne, which allowance is accepted by the said White for full sat- 
isfaction. 

Capt. James Johnson and Amos Richardson have libert}- to sett 
a fence aboutt the spring for the better accommodation of the 
Towne in the use of the water, and preserving the said spring 
from anoyance b}^ cattell, provided the}- make another convenient 
watering place for cattell ; And in consideration of their charge 
herein, the Treasurer is ordered to allow them fourty shillings. 

4: 1: 60-61. 

Att a meeting of the Freemen upon publick notice. 

M^ Edward Tynge and Capt. Tho. Savage are chosen Deputies 
for the yeare ensuing, both in ordinar}' and Extraordinary Courts. 

M"". Tho. Brattle is chosen Commissioner to carry in the votes for 
magistrates and County Treasurer. 

Itt is desired that Elder Penn, Capt. Hutchinson, and M'. Tho. 
Brattle, w'ith the select men, draw up instructions for the Deputies 
of the Gen. Court, and to present them to the next meeting of the 
Freemen for their concurrence. 



[Here ends that part of the town records contained in the first 
volume. The following entry is written at the bottom of the page.] 



160 



City Docibient No. 46. 



At a Generall Court held at Bostone, oOtli of Ma}-, 1G60, At the 
motion of some of the Inhabitants of Bostone. 

It is ordered that the select men of the Towne, from time to 
time, shall and hereby Impowred to order the improvement and 
feedinge of theire Connnoiis within the necke of land, by such cattle 
as they shall iudge meete ; any lawe, usage, or Custom to the 
Contrarie notwithstandinge. 

This is a true Coppie of the Courts order, as Attests. 

Edward Rawson, 

Secy. 

1658, 26 of 5th.* 

Margaret Noriss, an Irishwoman, is Admitted into the Town, and 
David Faulkoner is bound to secure the Town (from an}- charge as 
respecting her), In a bond of seven pound. Wittness his hand. 

David D. F. Faulkner. 



* This entry about Margaret Noriss is on the following page, No. 1G2 in order. 
P. 1()3 is blank; p. 1G4 has a memorandum of penal orders in the book. On p. IGo is 
a list as follows: — 

The list is almost illegible now, and I have relied largely upon the copy made by 
Mr. Morse for the city. 

12th of the Cth, August, 1636. 

At a general meeting of the richer inhabitants there was given towards the main- 
tenance of a free school master for the youth with us, Mr. iJaniel" Maud being now 
also chosen thereunto : — 



The Governor, Mr. Ilenry Vane, Esq., 

x/. 
The Deputy Governor, Mr. John Win- 

throp, Esq., x /. 
Mr. Richard liellingham, xls. 
Mr. Wm. Coddington, xxx s. 
Mr. Winthrop, Jr., xxs. 
Mr. Wm. Hutchinson, xx s, 
Mr. Rubte. Koayne, xx s. 
Mr. Thomas Olyvar, x s. 
Thomas Leveritt, x s. 
William Coulbourn, viii s. 
John Coggeshall, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Coggan, xx s. 
Robte. Harding, xiii s. iiii d. 
John Newgate, x s. 
Richard Tuttell, x s. 
Wm. Aspenall, viii s. 
John Sainpford, viii s. 
Samuel Cole, x s. 
William Balstone, vi s. 8 d. 

William Brenton, r. 

James Ponne, vi s. 8 d. 
Jacob Ellyott, vi s. 8 d. 

On the last page is written, — 

" An provision of the Generall Court made the 3d mo. 

"The chosen men of the townes are to see that parents traine up their children in 
loarninge, labor, and imployments; if not, upon presentment of the Grand Jury, or 
other information of their neglect, the sayd Townsmen are subject to fine. 

"They may impose fines upon such parents as refuse to give the account of their 
childrens education. 

" With consent of too magistrates they have power to put for apprentice such chil- 
dren whose parents are not able and tit to bringe them up. 

" Every township, or such as are deputed for the towne affayres, shall present to 
the quarter Court all Idle and unprofitable persons, and all children who are not dili- 
gently imployed per their parents: which Court shall have power to dispose of them 
for their on welfare and common good." 



Nicholis Willys, . 

Raphe Hudson, x s. 

William Hudson, . 

William Peirce, xx s. 
John Audley, iiii s. 
John Button, vi s. 
Edward Beudall, v s. 
Isaac Grosse, v s. 
Zakye Bosworth, iiii s. 
William Salter, iiii s. 
James Pennyman, v s. 
John Pemberton, nis. 
John Bigges, iiii s. 
Samuell Wilkes, x s. 

Mr. Cotton, . 

Mr. Wilson, xx s. 
Richard Wright, vi s. viii d, 
Thomas Marshall, vi s. 8 (/. 
William Talmage, iiii s. 
Richard Gridley, iiii s. 
Thomas Savidge, v s. 
Edward Ransforde, v s. 
Edward Hutchinson, iiii s. 



SiA-^^.VVc Cownt^, N\a^4 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIONS. 



There is in the custody of the City Clerk, as part of the 
city archives, a book entitled The Book of Possessions, of 
which the following pages give a careful transcript. An 
abbreviated copy is in Drake*s History of Boston. 

Nothing definite seems to be known of the origin of this 
book, and from reasons hereinafter given I presume that it 
^vas compiled about the year 1652. Sxow (History of Bos- 
ton, p. 128) only says that "It seems to embrace the period 
from 1640 to 1650." Drake (History of Boston, p. 785) 
makes the following statement : " In an original memo- 
randum,* made by Isaac Addington, that gentleman says, 
' When I was appointed Clerk of the County Court, in 1672, 
I found a book in that office, entitled on the cover, " Pos- 
sessions of the Inhal)itants of Boston." ' Mr. Addington adds 
that while he was in office persons often came to consult the 
work, but he did not see its ' validity.'" 

Of the value of the record there can be no doubt, and I 
therefore give a little space to the consideration of its 
probable date.f 

At a meeting of the General Court, Oct. 19, 1652, it 
w^as voted, — that whereas the passing of houses and land in 
England was effectually done in various ways, and whereas 
certain in this jurisdiction were apt to rest upon a verbal 
bargain or sale for houses or lands, henceforth no such sale 
should be good in law unless made by deed in writing, under 
hand and seal and delivered, or possession given, etc., unless 
the deed be acknowledged according to law and recorded. 
(Rec. Ill, 280.) 

They had previously, June 19, 1650 (Rec. Ill, 203), 
provided that a sale recorded by the recorder of the county 
should be sufficient without any further certifying to the 
Secretary of the General Court. 

* I have been unable to learn where this memorandum was found, and Mr. Samuel 
A. Drake writes me that the original certainly was not in his father's collection. . . 

f Shurtleff (Description of Boston, p. 408) would make the date about 1643, but I 
doubt if he had carefully considered the question. 

11 



162 City Document No. 40. 

May 6, 1G57 (Ilec. Ill, 422), the Court recites, '' The 
great neglect of many persons, in the infancy of these 
phuitations, to observe any due order or legal course for the 
confirmation of such sales and alienations of houses and lands 
as have passed," and then orders that every one who did, 
before the passage of the law of 1652, possess or occupy 
house or land in fee simple, should ever after this date hold 
the same, unless a counter-cl.-iim Avas prosecuted to effect 
within live years from May 20, 1657. 

We may fairly assume, therefore, that in October, 1652, 
there was an examination of the state of the titles to lands 
in the colony, and that Boston Avas not remiss in discharging 
this duty. 

Another circumstance may have aided in calling for a new 
record. November 13, 1644, William Aspinwall Avas ap- 
pointed Notary Public, and, as our records show, in that 
capacity he received acknoAvledgments of many deeds. In 
fact, there are references to the volume of the records of the 
Notary Public* 

But October 15, 1651, he fell into disgrace (Rec. Ill, 
257), for charging the Court and jury Avith going against law 
and conscience in making the landlord pay rent to the tenant, 
and EdAvard Rawson Avas appointed Recorder of Suffolk in 
his place, to Avhom AspiuAvall was to deliver "all the records 
belonging to the said county." 

At the same time, upon the request of the inhabitants of 
Boston, Jonathan Negoos Avas made clerk of the writs for 
that toAvn, in his place, and Mr. Aspinwall Avas "ordered to 
deliver him the records of deaths, births, and marriages, as 
beloniifing to that ofilce." 

Again"(Rec. vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 118), October 26, 1652, 
Nathaniel Souther was appointed Public Notary for this 
jurisdiction, in the room of William AspiuAvall, and took the 
oath. 

Saa^age adds that AspiuAvall went to England, and there 
published, in 1653, a queer book as prognostic of the 
millennium to open in twenty years. 

As no record of the notarial volumes remains, it is not 
improbable that Aspinwall took them aAvay Avith him, and 
that the town felt the necessity of a new official record of 
lands. 

Our present A^olumes of Records of Dee.ds do not reach 
back as tar as the original grants. 

* For an example see p. 54 of the Book of Possessions. I think I have seen a men- 
tion of a second volume also. There are references in the text to a second volume of 
Possessions. See pp. 43, 50, G9 and 88 of the original. Also on p. 77 there is a refer- 
ence to the "Great Book of Records of Copies, &o." — 



The Book of Possessions. 163 

The earliest deed, so far as date of record is concerned, is 
entered under date of 8 mo. {i.e., October), 1640. It is 
on page 13 of the volume, the preceding twelve pages being 
covered by miscellaneous matters. 

Perhaps the most important of these papers are those re- 
lating to a number of passengers sent over in 1651, by the 
ship "John and Sarah," printed in the " N. E. Historical 
and Genealogical Register," pp. 377-380. They are sup- 
posed to have been a part of the Scotch prisoners taken by 
Cromwell at the Battle of Dun])ar, Sept. 3, 1650. 

The liecord proceeds with reasonable regularity from that 
date, although volumes 112 and 114 have been missing ever 
since the Revolntion, and a portion, pp. 280-340, inclusive, 
is wanting to volume 19.* 

The second volume of deeds was begnn April 7, 1654, 
by Edw^ard Rawson, as he attests on the first page of the 
book. 



The internal evidence points strongly to the summer of 
1652 as the date of the compilation. Our Boston records 
(printed in the N. E. Hist. Gen. Register, x., 71) give 
the following deaths here : — 

Sept. 14, 1652, Bozoun Allen died. 

March 1, 1651-2, William Ludkin drowned. 

March 1, 1651-2, Samuel Oliver drowned. 

March 1, 1651-2, George Bennet drowned. 

Aug. 24, 1652, Adam Winthrop died. 

Sept. 19, 1652, Mathew Parker died. 

Sept. 26, 1652, Thomas Stanbury died. 

Oct. 9, 1652, *Arthur Perry died. 

Oct. 7, 1652, William Blanchard died. 

Dec. 15, 1652, *Rev. John Cotton died. 

Jan. 18, 1652-3, *Captain William Tyng died. 

Jan. 1, 1653-4, *John Low died. 

Jan. 20, 1653-4, * William Dening died. 

Nov. 21, 1653, *Robert W^oodward died. 

May 16, 1654, *Thomas Wheeler died. 

June 28, 1654, Samuel Norton died. 

July 23, 1654, *Mr. William Ilibbins died. 

July 31, 1654, John Averv died. 

Dec. 9, 1654, *Maj.-Gen. Edward Gibbons died. 

Dec. 13, 1654, *Barnabas FaWer died. 

* I do not know when this loss occurred. I believe it was unknown to the present 
excellent Registrar until this year. 



164 City Document No. 46. 

The above list, in which those mentioned in the Book of 
Possessions are marked witli a star, shows that none are 
named who died before October, 1652, while several are 
named who died very soon after. The only exception is 
William Blanchard, who died October 7, but who is not in 
the list. Probably he was not a householder. 

The most striking cases, showing where the line was drawn, 
are those of Adam Winthrop, omitted, who died August 24, 
1652, and Eev. John Cotton and Captain William Tyng, 
mentioned, who died respectivel}^ in December and January 
following. 

The persons omitted, who died earlier in 1652, were men 
of note, and presumably householders. Bozoun Allen was 
a very prominent citizen ; William Ludkin was a constable ; 
Samuel Oliver, George Bennett, and Thomas Stanbury, all 
were married men with families. The inference is very 
strong, that had they been alive when the list was made 
their names would have appeared. 

I have noticed but few apparent exceptions. Thus Jacob 
Eliot is named, but I think that the person meant was not 
Dea. J., who died in 1651, but his son, of the same name. 
So in the case of Atherton Haugh, or Hough, who is named, 
but who died September 11, 1650. His only child was Rev. 
Samuel H., of Reading, a non-resident, Avhich fact may have 
caused the estate to be mentioned in the father's name. 

Other cases may hereafter be found to correct the above 
suggestions ; but in the mean time I must continue to consider 
the evidence as pointing to the summer of 1652 as the date 
of this great original record of the distribution of lands in 
the town of Boston. 

W. H. W. 



The Book of Possessions. 



165 



List of persons described as owners of laud in Boston in 
the Book of Possessions. 

[See also General Index of Names at the end of this 
volume.] 



Anderson, John, 
Aruold, John, 
Aspinwall, William, 
Baker, John, 
Barren, George, 
Bates, George, 
Baxter, Kicholas, 
Beaniont, Thomas, 
Beamsle}', AVilliam, 
Beck, Alexander, 
Belchar, Edward, 
Bell, Thomas, 
BelHnghara, Richard, 
Bendall, Edward, 
Bennett, Richard, 
Biggs, John, 
Bishop, Nathaniel, 
Blantaine, "William, 
Blott, Robert, 
Bosworth, Zaccheus, 
Bourne, Nehemiah, 
Bourne, Garret, 
Bowen, Griffith, 
Brisco, William, 
Browne, Edward, 
Browne, Henry, 
Browne, William, 
Browne, James, 
Burden, George, 
Busbie, Nicholas, 
Buttolph, Tliomas, 
Button, .John, 
Carter, Richard, 
Chaflie, Matthew, 
Chambcrlaine, William, 
Chappell, Nathaniell, 
Cheevers, Bartholomew, 
Clarke, Arthur, 
Clarke, Christopher, 
Clarke, Thomas, 
Coggan, John, 
Cole, John, 
Cole, Samuel, 

Cole, , 

Coleborn, William, 
Compton, John, 



Cooke, Richard, 

Copp, William, 

Corser, William, 

Cotton, John, 

Cranwell, John, 

Croychle}-, Richard, 

Cullimer, Isaac, 

Davies, James, 

Davies, Jolni, 

Davies, William, 

Davis, William, Sr., 

Davis, William, Jr., 

Deming (or Dening), William, 

Dennis, Edmund, 

Dinsdale, William, 

Douglas, William, 

Douse, Francis, 

Dunster, , 

East, Francis, 
Eaton, Nathaniel, 
Eliott, Jacob, 
Everill, James, 
Everill, James, 
Fairbanlvs, Richard, 
Fanes, Henry, 
Fawer, Barnabas, 
Fisli, Gabriel, 
Fletcher, Edward, 
Fletcher, Roger, 
Flint, Mr., 
Flint, Mr., 
Foster, Thomas, 
Fowle, Thomas, 
Foxcroft, George, 
Franklin, William, 
Gallop, John, 
Gibones, Edward, 
Gillom, Benjamin, 
Glover, Jolin, 
Goodwin, Edward, 
Greames, Samuel, 
Gridle}', Richard, 
Griggs, George, 
Grosse, Edmund, 
Grosse, Isaac, 
Grubb, Thomas, 



166 



City Document No. 46. 



Gunnison, Hugh, 

Hailestone, William, 

Hansett, John, 

Harker, Anthony, 

Harrison, John, 

Haugh (or Hough), Atherton, 

Hawkins, James, 

Hawkins, Thomas, 

Hawkins, Thomas, 

Hibbins, William, 

Hill, John, 

Hill, Valentine, 

Hogg, Richard, 

HoiUeh, Richard, 

Houtchin, Jerem}', 

Howen, Robert, 

Hudson, Francis, 

Hudson, William, 

Hudson, William, Jr., 

Hull, Robert, 

Hunne, Anne, widow of George, 

Hurd, John, 

Hutchinson, Edward, 

Hutchinson, Richard, 

Ingles, Maudit, 

lyons (otherwise Irons), Ma- 

thew, 
Jacklin, Edward, 
Jackson, Edmund, 
Jackson, John, 
Jephson, John, 
Johnson, James, 
Joy, Thomas, 
Judkin, Job, 
Keayne, Robert, 
Kenrick, John, 
Kirkby, William, 
Knight, Sarah, 
Lake, John, 
Langdon, John, 
Lawson, Christopher, 
Leger, Jacob 
Letherland, William 
Leverit, John, 
Leverit, John, 
Leverit, Thomas, 
Lippincott, Richard, 
Lowe, John, 
Lugg, John, 
Lyle, Francis, 
Makepeace, Thomas, 
Marshall, John, 



Marshall, Thomas, 
Mason, Raph, 
Mattox, James, 
Maud, Daniel, 
Meeres, Robert, 
jNIellows. John, 
Merry, Walter, 
Messinger, Henry, 
Michell, George, 
JMillard, Thomas, 
Milom, John, 
Munt, Thomas, 
Nanney, Robert, 
Nash, James, 
Nash, Robert, 
Negoos, Benjamin, 
Negoos, Jonathan, 
Newgate (or Newdigate), John, 
Odlin, John^ 
Ottley, David, 
Oliver, James, 
Oliver, John, 
Oliver, Thomas, 
Page, Abraham, 
Painter, Thomas, 
Palmer, John, Sr., 
Palmer, John, Jr., 
Parker, Jane, 
Parker, Nicholas, 
Parker, Richard, 
Parsons, William, 
Pasmer (or Passmore), Barthol- 
omew, 
Pease, Henrj-, 
Pell, William, 
Pel ton, John, 
Pen (or Penn) , James, 
Perry, Arthur, 
Phillips, John, 

Phippeni (or Phippeny), David, 
Phippeni, Joseph, 
Pierce, William, 
Pope, Epiiraim, 
Raiusford, Edward, 
Rawlins, Richard, 
'Reinolds, Robert, 
Rice, Joanes, 
Rice, Robert, 
Rowe, Owen, 
Richardson, Amos, 
Roote, Raph, 
Salter, William, 



The Book or Possessions. 



167 



Sanford, Richard, 
Savage, Thomas, 
Scott, Joshua, 
Scott, Robert, 
Scott, Thomas, 
Seaberr}', Joliii, 
Sedgwick, Robert, 
Sellick, David, 
Sherman, Richard, 
Shoare, Sampson, 
Shrimpton, Henry, 
Sinet, Walter, 
Smith, Francis, 
Smith, John, 
Spoore, John, 
Stanley, Christopher, 
Stevenson, John, 
Straine, Richard, 
Sweete, John, 
Symons, Henry, 
Synderland, John, 
Talmage, William, 
Tapping, Richard, 
Teft, William, 
Thomas, Mr., 
Thwing, Benjamin, 
Townsend, William, 



Truesdale, Richard, 
Turner, Robert, 
Tuttle, Anne, 
Tyug, Edward, 
Tyng, William, 
Usher, Hezekiah, 
Vyall, John, 
Waite, Gamaliel, 
Waite, Richard, 
Walker, Robert, 
Ward, Benjamin, 
Webb, Henry, 
Werdall, William, 
AV heeler, Thomas, 
White, Charity, 
Wiborne, Thomas, 
Willis, Nicholas, 
Wicks, 'William, 
Wilson, John, 
Wilson, William, 
Winge, Robert, 
Winthrop, Deane, 
Woodhouse, Richard, 
Woodward, Nathani(^l, 
Woodward, Nathaniel, 
Woodward, Robert. 



168 City Document No. 46. 



THE BOOK OF POSSESSIOiXS. 



[Note. — In the following transcript the abbreviations of the original have 
been followed, except in regard to "wth," " vrthin," " «&," and " w'^h^" respect- 
ively printed "with," "within," "and," "which." These occurred so often 
that exactness in copying would have disfigured the text greatly. So, also, 
the use of capitals in the words east, south, west, north, has been abandoned, 
as the original was very irregular, and a partial use would have made the text 
less easily understood. The pagination of the original is given herein in 
brackets. W. H. W.] 

[3,] * TJiC 2:>ossessio7i of Mr. Deane Winthropp v:itlun the Limits 
of Boston. 

One Farme at Fallen po^'nt, conteineing about one luindred and 
twenty Acres, be it more or lesse, bounded with M''. Pierce's lott 
on tlie north, the Ba}^ and Fisher's Cove on the west : Pullen 
point on the south : and tlie Sea on the east. 

6 (lU) 1G49. Bridget Pierce and William Pierce, of Boston, 
granted unto M', Deane Winthrop, of Boston, all that tlieire 
Messuage and Farme at Pullen point (adj-.ining unto the Farme of 
the sd Deane Winthrop), containeing one hundred Acres, be the 
same more or lesse, with all the outhouseing. fences, wood, and all 
other appurtenances ; and this was by an absolute deed of sale, 
dated U (11) 1G47.. 

Witnes Wm. Aspixwal, Bridget Pierce and a scale. 
John Evered, William Pierce and a scale. 



[4.] Blank. 



[5,] The possession of liicharcl Bellingham, E^qr., ivithin the 
Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and Lott about a quarter of an acre, bounded on 
the east witli the streete : Christopher Stanley, John Biggs, James 
Browne, and Alexander Becke on the south : Joshua Scotto on the 
west ; and M^ William Tynge on the north. 

2. Also a garden plott, bounded with M"". John Cotton and 
Daniell Maude on the north : the highway uppon the east : John 
Coggan on the south : and 

3. Also a piece of Marsh, bounded with John Hills and the 
highway on the west : the Common Marsh on the north : John 
Lowe on the east : Henry Symons, John Hills and the Cove on the 
south. 

* Pages 1 and 2 are missing, if, indood, they were more than a cover. 



The Book of Possessions. 1G9 

[6.] M''. Thomas Foivle's j^ossession within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with Walter Sinet on the 
south : Thomas Buttolph on the east : the highstreete on the west : 
and Jacob Leger on the north. 



[7.] The possessions of ir. William Ilibbins within the Limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house, garden and stable, bounded with M^ John 
Winthrop's on the west : Richard Sherman and some part of the 
Fortt streete on the south : the Springate on the north : and John 
Spoore on the east. 

2. Also sixe score Acres of land at Mudd^" River, bounded with 
M^ Thomas Oliver on the north : Edward Bendall on the west : 
together with Thomas Snowe and Willm. Talmidge : Boston Com- 
mon on the south : and Roxbury bounds south east. 

3. Also twenty-fyve Acres of Marsh at Mudd}- River, bounded 
[by] Muddy Riv.er, Charles River, and a creeke in forme of an 
Isthmos. 

4. Also a house and Farme of three hundred and fifty Acres, or 
thereabouts, at Muddy River, bounded M^ Wm. T3-ng on the 
south : Cambridge bounds on the northwest : and Dedham bounds 
on the southwest. 



[8.] The 2)ossessions of ITaJor Edward Gibones tvithin the 
Limits of Boston. 

1. His dwelling house, together with other houseing, and a gar- 
den, bounded with the streete on the west and on the north: M^ 
John Wilson on the east and on the south. 

2. Also another house and lott, bounded on the east with John 
Smith : Robert Nash on the west : the streete on the south : and 
the Cove or Mill Pond on the north. 

15 (8) 1649. John Milom, of Boston, coop, granted unto 
Edw. Gibons of the same, merch'., one quarter part of the water 
mill or mills, and of all the watercourses, milldams, sluces and 
floodgates thereto belonging, situat in Boston, and one fourth part 
of all the lands, houses, edifices, buildings, meadowes, marshes, 
tenements and hereditaments, with the appurtenances appertaining 
to the sd. mill or mills, and of all emoluments, p'fitts, and com- 
odities which may be raised of the premises. And this was by 
an absolute deed of sale, dated 12 (8) 1649. Signed, John 
Milom and a seale ; witnessed by John Dane, John Mills ; acknowl- 
edged by the said Jo : Milom to me, William Aspinwall, this 
15 (8) 49. 



M''. Afherton Havgh, his 2:>ossessions loithin the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the streete on the east 
and on the north : Arthur Perry on the west : and Francis Lyle on 
the south. 

2. Also another house and garden, bounded with M^ Hibbins 
on the east : the Coihon on the west : Richard Sherman on the 
north : and the streete on the south. 



170 City Document No. 46. 

[9.] The possession of 31' . John Cotton within the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden, about halfe an Acre, with an Acre ad- 
joyneinge, bounded with Sudbury streete on the east : Edward 
Bendall on the nortli : the Gentry hill on the west : and M^ 
BellinoJiam and Daniel Maude on the south. 



[10.] ir. William Tyng, his 2>ossessions loithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house, one close, one garden, one greate yard, and one 
little yard before the hall windowe, bounded with M^Ricliard Bel- 
lingham and the streete that goes to the Dock, southwards : Benja- 
min Thwing and Wm. Wilson, westward : George Burden. Francis 
Dowse, Jeremy Houthin, Sarah Knight and Samuel Greames, 
northward : Jolin Glover, Wm. Hudson, junior, George Burden and 
Hugh Gunnison and the streete, eastward. 

2. Also in the Mill field Marsh, eighteen yards and foure rodd 
in breadth from the ditch, and so all the depth of the marsh thus 
bounded : David Phippeni on the ditch north east : the high waj' 
southeast : the marsh granted to the millne southwest : Thomas 
Marshall and John Oliver north west. 



Capt. Robert Keayne, his j^ossessions within the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the marketstreet on 
the north : the high street on the west : Richard Fairebanks on the 
south : and M'. Hudson on the east. 

2. Also a garden, bounded with John Spoone, east : William Pell, 
north :* and Robert Rice, north.* 



[11,] The x^ossession of 3/''. John Wilson tdtliin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and barne, two gardens and a 3'ard, bounded with 
the water streete on the south: Anthonie Stoddard and Wm. 
Franklin on the east : the Cove street and Major Edward Gibones 
on the north : Major Gibones, Wm. Courser, and John Coggan on 
the west. 



M''. Dun.ster's possession within the Limits of Boston. 
One house and 3'ard, bounded with Thomas Hawkins on the 
•west and the north : and the streete on the east and the south. 



[13.] John Newgate, his possession ivithiyi the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden, conteineinge about three quarters of an 
Acre, bounded with Henry Fane northwards : the new field west- 
wards and southwards : Anne Hunne, vid. George Hunne, east- 
wards. 



Daniel Maud, his possession unthin the Limits of Boston. 
One house and garden, bounded with M^ Bellingham south and 
west : M^ Cotton north : and the streete east. 

* Thus in the original. 



The Book of Possessions. 171 

[13.] The possession of JSP. Thomas Oliver ivithin the Limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded on the north with Richard 
Fairebanks and Capt. Robert Keayne : Wm. Courser and the lane 
on the east : the Springate on the south : and the streete on the 
west. 

2. Also one Acre and halfe in the New Field, bounded with 
Richard Fairebanks on the south ;* the Marsh on the west ; and 
Richard Carter on the south.* 

3. Also a garden plott, bounded with Robert Scott on the east 
and the west ; James Pen and John Kenricke north. 



The possession of Robert Howen ivithin the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden, containeinge about a quarter of an Acre, 
bounded with Sudbury streete north east : Robert Meeres south 
east : Anne Hunne, vid. George Hunne, northwest : Valentine 
Hill southwest. 



[14.] The possessions of 31'. Thomas Leverit witliin the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with M'. John Winthropp's on 
the east : the streete and Robert Scott on the north : the marsh of 
M/. Winthropp on the south : and the ould meetinge house, Robert 
Scott, M''. Henry Weebb, and Thomas Parsons on the west. 

30 (1) 1646. David Selleck granted to M^ Thomas Leverit 
one acre ground, be it more or lesse, bounded Ricliard Parker and 
Edward Hutchinson west : M''. Stoughton south : Thomas Leverit 
west : which 13'eth in the Newfield, as appears by a deed, dated 
20 (12) 1645, acknowledged before M'. Winthrop, Dep. Gover., 
30 (1) 1646, by Dav. Selleck. 

7 (12) 1650. John Milom, of Boston, for valuable considera- 
tion received, granted nnto Capt. John Leveret, of Boston, a 
p'cell, of land neere the mill, being betweene fourty-five and fifty 
foote in length by tlie Mill Creeke, bounded toward the west and 
the north by the high way : the Mill Creek northeast : and Thomas 
Marshall toward the South : with free liberty of egresse and 
regresse in and out of the Mill Creeke with vessell or vessells not 
prejudiceing the mill streame : and this was by deed dated 
27 (6) 1648. 



Edmund Jackson., his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the lane south : John 
Leverit east : John Mellowes north : and Sudbury streete west. 

2. Also in the new field about three Acres, bounded with Valen- 
tine Hill south : Robert Meeres west : Georg Burden north : and 
David Sellick east. 

17 (5) 1645. John Davies granted to Edmund Jackson 10 
foote in breadth, and 40 foote in length, as appeares in the Record 
in the booke of mortgages, p. 61, which is againe sould to Heze- 
ki ah Usher, 1 (12) 1646. 

5 (S) 1646. John Davies, of Boston, granted to Edmund 

* Thus in the original. 



172 City Document No. 4G. 

Jackson (both of Boston) his dwelhng house and 3'ard, iu Boston, 
bounded -n-ith M\ AVilson north: Edmund Jackson east: niai'ket 
place south : John Coggan west : b}- an absohite sale, dated 5 
(8) 164- : acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, 
6 (8) 46: which is also sould to Hezekiah Usher, 1 (12) 1646. 
See in this booke, p. — . 



[15.] The possession of William Copi^ tvitJmi the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott of halfe an Acre in the Mill field, bounded 
with Thomas Buttolph southeast: John Button northeast: the 
marsh on the southwest : and the Eiver on the northwest. 



John 3Iellotves, his 2)ossessio7i within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with Edmund Jackson 
south : John Leverit east : John Cole north : and the streete west. 

2. Also at Braintree, one hundred thirty-two Acres, bounded 
with James Browne northwards : John Davies southwards : John 
Webb and the Rock}- coinon Avestward ; the mouth of Monotaqiiit 
Eiver and the Bay eastwards. 

3. Also eight Acres, bounded with John Webb east: James 
Brown and Wm. Werdall north : and Monotaquit River southwest. 

4. Also Foure Acres and halfe marsh, bounded with James 
Brown north : Zaccheus Bosworth west : and Monotaquit river 
southeast. 



[16.] The possession of Echvard Goochvin tuithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott, about halfe an Acre, bounded with John 
Sweete southeast : Tlionias Buttolph northwest and southwest : 
and the baye northeast. 

5 (11) 1648. One house and garden, bought of Sampson 
Shore, being bounded with Sampson Shore southeast and north- 
west : Matthew Chaftie northeast : and Christopher Gibson south- 
west ; with privilege of the well, and landing his goods or wood on 
Sampson Shore's wharfe, p'vided it stands not above eight dayes ; 
and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 5 (11) 1648, 
sealed and d'd before William Aspinwall, Nota. publ. 

22 (10) 1649. Sampson Shore granted unto Edward Goodwin 
his garden, in Boston, being bounded southAvest with Thomas 
Faulconer : the cove southeast : M^ Joshua Clerk and Mattlicw 
Chaffie northeast : and the streete northwest : and this was bv an 
absolute deed, dat. 22 (10) 1649. 

11 (2) 1651. Sampson Shore, of Boston, granted to Edward 
Goodwin, of Boston, a house and garden in Boston, bounded on 
the southeast and northwest with his own land ; Matthew Chaff}- 
northeast ; and Cristopher Gibson soutliwest ; together with the 
priviledges of the well, and landing of goods or wood uppon the 
wharfe, p'vided they lye not there above eight dayes ; and this 
was by a deed, dated 5 (11) 1648, sealed and d'd in presence 
of W'". Aspinwall, Notary public. This is againe sould to 
Nathaniel Adams. . 



The Book of Possessions. 173 

Gabriel Fish, Ids jiossession loitliin the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard, bounded with John Davies on the south 
and on the west : Valentine Hill on the north : and the streete on 
the east. 



[ 17. ] The possession of John Sweete ^oithin the limits of Boston . 

One house and lott, about one Acre and quarter, bounded with 
Edward Goodwin northwest : Isaac Grosse southeast : Christopher 
Stanlej' southwest : and the Bay northeast. This is soulde to W™. 
Wicks. See p. 122. 

7 (1) 1648. Mark Hawes* granted unto John Sweete all that 
parcell of the shopp (formerl}- John Milom's) then in possession of 
the s'd Marke Hawes, and that parcell of ground towards the 
sea, conteineing in breadth fourteen foote and halfe, and two 
ynches, and in length as far as the said Milom had any right to 
grant ; and also that parcell of ground on the back side, con- 
teiu'g in breadth sixteene foote and halfe, and in length twenty- 
sixe foote, with all privileges, &c. ; and this was by an absolute 
assigneraent, dated 7 (9) 1647 ; acknowledged before mee, William 
Aspinwall, Notarius pub. This is assigned to John Farnam, 
Lib. 2. Vide page 30, in Cullimore's possession. 

Henry Pease, his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with the lane on the east: 
the streete on the south : John Leverit on the west : and the Cove 
on the north. 

2. Also a Farme at Braintree, bounded with the Coiuon on 
the north and the w^est : James Everill on the south and the east. 

3. Also one acre three quarters of marsh at the Mount, com- 
passed east, west, and south with James Everill's marsh : and a 
salt bay on the north. 



[18.] The possession of John Seaherry loithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden, about half an Acre, bounded with Isaac 
Grosse northwest : Walter Merry southeast and southwest : and 
the sea or bay northeast. 



John Smith, his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with the streete on the south : 
John Davies on the east : Major Edward Gibones on the west : 
and the Cove on the north. 

[19,] The possession of Walter Merry loithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott, about an Acre, bounded with John Seaberry 
and Isaac Grosse northwest ; John Sweete southwest and on the 
southeast. 

John Davies, his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden, bounded with James Johnson north ; 

* This name is very indistinct. 



174 City Document No. 46. 

Gabriel Fish and Valentine Hill east : John Smith west : and the 
streete south. 

2. Also at Braintree, thirty sixe Acres, bounded with ,Tohn 
Mellowes northward : Zuccheus Bosworth southward : John Webb 
westward : and Monotaquid Eiver eastward. 

3. Also one Acre of marsh, bounded with Zacchens Bosworth 
north and west : and Montaquid River south. 

5 (2) 44; 29 (2) 45. M^ John AVilson, of Boston, sould to 
John Davies 45 foote in front to the streete, and 40 foote in depth, 
bounded with the said ]M^ Wilson's garden north and east, and the 
market steed south : and John Coggan west : by an absolute deed 
of sale, dated 5 (2) 44, and 29 (2) 45 ; acknowledged before John 
Winthrop, Governor, 23 (8) 46. In which writeing John Davies 
is bound to make and maintaine the fence between JSP. Wilson 
and him, and* not to annoy him with any stinks or jackes. This 
after was sould to Edmund Jackson. See p. 14. 

[20.] The jfossession of Wm. Beamsley ivithin the limits of 
Boston . 

1. One house and houselott about halfe an Acre, bounded with 
Anne Tuttle on the south and southwest : the baj' on the east : and 
Isaac Grosse north and northwest. 

2. Also at Muddy River sixteene Acres bounded with John 
Digges on the east, Thomas Grubb on the west, the cedar swamp 
on the south : and the mai'sh and River uppon the north. 

6 (5) 1650. Wm. Phillips granted unto Wm. Beamsley of 
Boston a p'cell of land in the mill field in Boston being two hun- 
dred thirty eight toote in length and (towards the southeast) foure 
score foote in breadth, and northwest sixt^y foote more or lesse : 
bounded with M". Mary Hawkins on the south east ; Richard 
Bennet southwest ; and my owne land northwest and northeast : 
and this was b}' an absolute deede dated 6 (5) 1650. 



The possession of James Johnson within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Plawkins north- 
east ; the streete southeast and southwest : and the Cove north- 
west. 

2. Also a garden neere the Comon bounded with John Leverit 
north : George Burden south : Anthony Ilarker east : and the 
Coinon on the west. 

3. Also an Acre in the new field bounded with John Biggs on 
the north ; Francis Loyall west : Zacchens Bosworth south : and 
Thomas Clarke east. 

4. Also three quarters of an Acre of marsh and upland bounded 
with the Cove on the north and the east : John Smith west : and 
John Davies south. 



[21.] The j^ossession of Anne Tuttle within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with WT Beamsley on the 
north : Nehemiah Bourne on the south : the Bay on the east : and 

2. Also a Farme at Rumney Marsh, bounded with John Coggan 



The Book of Possessions. 175 

on the north ; Samuel Cole on the south ; the sea on the east : and 
the high wa}' on the west. 

Also a house and garden bounded with W". Teft east : Thomas 
Foster south : G eorg Griggs west : and the mill streete north. 

The 2^ossession of Bartholomew Cheevers u-ithin the Ihnits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete southeast : the 
cove northwest : and on the northeast Robert Hull. 



[22.] The possession of Capt. Kehemiah Bourne within the 
Limits of Boston. 

One house and Garden bounded with Anne Tuttle on the north : 
Captaine Hawkins on the south : the Bay on the east : and on the 
north. 



Tlie possession of John Arnold ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Munt on the east : 
the streete .south: and the high way north: and John Jackson 
west. 



[23.] The 2^oss€ssion of Capt. Thomas Hawkins ivithin the 
Limits of Boston. 

* [One house and garden bounded with Capt. Bourne on the 
north : the Bay on the east : Edwai-d Bendall on the south : 
and — ] 

30 (11*!^ 1650. Edward Bendall granted to Capt. Thomas 
Hawkins a certaine p'oell of land situat in Boston, the bounds 
thereof beginning fourty foote to the northward from that lott which 
w^as Mr. Robert Thompsons and so to Major Nehemiali Bournes 
lott, running with a streight line according as Major Bournes pales 
run from the seaside (toward the east), and unto the railes of 
Christopher Stanley toward the west, the southerly side running 
neere parallell unto this : and this was by an absolute deed of sale 
dat. 30 (11) 1645. 

Edw. Bekdall and a scale. 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of 

William Aspinwall Not^ publ. 



The possession of John Jackson within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with John Arnold east : the 
streete south : the highway north : and Robert Hull west. 



[24.] The possession of Ensigne Thomas Savadge within the 
limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded on the east with the Bay: 
Edward Bendall on the north : the lane on the south : and Christo- 
pher Stanley on the west. 

2. Also a Farme at Braintree l^'eing in two parts : the one con- 
taineingthirt^'-eight Acres and a quarter bounded with Rocky ground 

* Apparently cancelled at the time. 



176 City Document No. 46. 

westwards : James Everill north : Richard Cooke south : and a 
salt Bay east. The other couteines twenty sixe Acres and is 
bounded with Rock}' ground eastwards : William Werdall and 
George Hunne westwards : James Everell north : and Richard 
Cooke south. 

3. Also one Acre three-quarters of marsh, bounded with Oliver 
Mellowes east and north : Richard Cooke west : Monotoquit River 
south. 

4. Also. — 



John Oliver Ms possession luithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with Valen- 
tine Hill northeast and southeast : John Pierce and John Knight 
southwest : and the streete northwest. 



[35.] The 2)ossession of Edmund Grosse loithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house lott bounded with the lane north : Samuel Cole south : 
Isaac Cullimer west : and the Ba}' east. 

This was sould to John Anderson p. 124-5, 



TF". Werdall his jwssession loithin the limits of Boston. 

1 . One house and garden bounded with John Milom southwest :* 
John Hill northeast : the streete northwest : and the high wa}' 
southwest.* 

2. Also at Braintree tAventy Acres bounded with John Mellowes 
south : George Hunne north : a Rocky bottome and monotaquit 
River west : James Browne, Richard Cooke and Thomas Savage 
east. 



[36.] The possession of Samuel Cole luithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden in Boston bounded with Edmund Grosse 
north : the Bav east : Isaac Cullimer southwest. 



The possession of John Hill within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house bounded with Henr}' SN'mons on the east: M', 
Bellingham on the north : the streete on the west : and the Cove 
on the south. 

1. Also one smale lott of a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Sampson Shore northeast : John Milom southwest : the streete 
northwest : and the Cove southeast. 

[27.] The possession of 31'. Thomas Clarke tvithin the Limits 
of Boston. 

One warehouse and houselott bounded with the Cove and Thomas 
Joy on the south : Isaac Cullimer on the west : Thomas Joy 
northwest : and Isaac Cullimer northeast. 

The possession of Thomas Marshall within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with the 

* Thus in the original. 



The Book of Possessions. 177 

marsli southeast : the streete south west and northwest : John 
Pierce or John Knight on the northeast. 

8 (6) 1648. John Milom granted to Thomas Marshall a p'cell 
of land in Boston neere to the watermill, bounded with the mill 
Creek northeast : Thomas Marshall southwest : the high wa}^ 
northwest : and John Milom southeast : being seventy six foote 
on that side next Thomas Marshall and seventie foure foure* foote 
at the Creeke, thirty foote on the southeast side and fourtie foure on 
the northwest : with libertie of egresse and regresse in the sd. 
Creek with boats, lighters and other vessells as he shall have occa- 
sion. And it is agreed that the sd. Tho. Marshall shall not build 
any neerer the Creeke than the new dwelling house of the sd. 
Milom, and that he shall not hinder the mills going by any vessel 
or vessells in the Creeke. Dat. 2 (3) 1648, and acknowledged 
before M^ Rich. Bellingham, 8 (6) 1648. 



[38.] The 2)ossession of Tliomas Joy icitldn the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and lott about halfe an Acre, and another house 
adjoyneing bounded with M^ Thomas Clarke northwest, northeast 
and southeast : and the Cove southwest. 

2. Also one Acre lyeing betweene Isaac Cullimer northeast: 
Eichard Eawlins southwest : Christopher Stanley northwest : and 
]^l^ Clarke southeast. 



The possession of John Low icithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the marsh northwards and 
eastwards : the Cove southwards : and M'. Bellingham on the 
west. 



[39.] The 2^ossession of Eichard Raivlins tcitliin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden about an Acre and three quarters bounded 
with Isaac Cullimer southwest : Thomas Jo}' northeast : M^ 
Clarke southeast : and Christopher Stanley northwest. 



Henry Symons p>ossession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with M'. Bellingham on the north 
and east : John. Hill on the west : and the Cove southwards. 



[30.] The j^ossession of Isaac Cullimer ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden about three quarters of an Acre 
bounded with Richard Rawlins northeast : Christopher Stanley 
northwest : Francis Hudson and Bartholomew Pasmer southwest : 
and the Cove southeast. 

2. Also another house and lott about an acre and quarter 
bounded with Christopher Stanley, Samuel Cole and the way north 
east : the Bay southeast : M"". Clark and Richard Rawlins south- 
west : and Christopher Stanly- northwest. 

12 (7) 1650. Bartholomew Pasmer of Boston sould unto John 

* Word repeated in tho original. 
12 



178 City Document No. 46. 

Sweete a parcel of ground below the high way next the water side 
and this was by a deed dated 1 (10). 

Bartholomew Pasmer. 



John Milom Ms possession in the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded .with John Hill on the northeast : 
Valentine Hill southwest : W™. Werdall northwest : and the Cove 
southeast. 



[31.] The possession of Bartholomeio Pasmer ivithin the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Isaac CuUiraer northeast : John Gallop southwest : the Cove 
southeast : and Francis Hudson northwest. 



David Phippeni his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Valentine Hill northeast : the 
cove southeast : M"". W™. Tings southwest : and John Oliver 
northwest. 

15 (12) 1650. John Milom of Boston for valuable consideration 
reed, granted unto David Phippeni of Boston a p'cell of land in 
Boston in length one hundred and two foote and in breadth at the 
high way nine foot nine ynches according as it laid out, bounded 
with Bartholomew Barlow on the southwest ; the lott of David 

Phippeni on the northeast, the high way southeast, and 

on the northwest : and this was by an absolute deed of 



sale dated 7 (12) 16-19, and sealed and delivered in presence of 
John Gore. 



[33.] The jyossession of Francis Hudson icithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with Isaac 
CuUimer northeast : Bartholomew Pasmer southeast : John Gallop 
southwest: William Hudson, senior, northwest. 



The possession of John Cole ivithin the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Mellowes on the 
south : Nathaniell Chappell on the north : John Leveritt east : and 
the lane west. 



[33.] The Jyossession of Mattheio Chaffie ivithin the limits oj 
Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with John Gallop northeast : Samp- 
son Shoare southwest : Thomas Mekins northwest : and the Cove 
southeast. 

29 (7) 1649. M'. John Clarke, late of Newberry, now of Bos- 
ton, granted unto Matthew Chaffe of Boston, shipwright, one 
Farme conteineing foure hundred Acres of lands, be it more or 
lesse, lying and being betweenethe river of merimack and newbury 
River in Newbury in the County of Essex in New England, with 
all the houses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, and all 
the woods, underwoods, comons, meadowes, pastures, feedings. 



The Book of Possessions. 179 

comodities ami priviledges together with all writeings and evi- 
dences concerning the same : and this was b}' an absolute deed of 
sale, dated 29 (7) 1649. 

John Clarke and a scale. 
Sealed and d'd in p'nce of 

Robert Saltonstoll 

John Dane 

William Aspinwall, Nots. Publ : 

Nathaniell Chappell his p)ossessio)i toithin the Limits of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre of land 
bounded with John Cole south : John Leverit east : the Cove on 
the north : and the lane on the west. 



[34:.] The 2)ossession of John Gallop ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Matthew Chaffie southwest : 
Francis Hudson northeast : the Cove southeast : and the way 
northwest. 



The p)Ossession of James Hawkins within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Kirkby south : 
Richard Sanford westerly : and 

28 (12) 1648. John Milom of Boston for good and valuable 
consideration by him received the 26 (12) 1646, hath gi-anted unto 
James Hawkins of Boston a p'cell of Marsh in Boston, being- 
bounded on the northeast with a sraale p'cell of marsh reserved for 
a wharfe : the highway southeast : M"". Bellingham southwest : and 
a smale p'cell of marsh reserved for a wharte northwest : being on 
the N. E. fifty foote : on the southeast sixtj^ foote : on the south- 
west one hund'd and twent}' foote, and on the N. w^est one hun- 
d'd and fifteen foote : with liberty for the sd. James his heires 
and assignes to bring any vessell or vessells into the said Creeke 
or the branch thereof, and to land any goods for the use of his or 
theire families uppon the said marsh reserved for a wharfe or 
wharfs to be erected, without paying wharfage or any other taxe 
saveing six pence for a boate if they open the bridge, provided 
the goods so landed 13'e not uppon sd. reserved marsh or wharfe 
above six houres after they are so landed. And this was b^- a 
deed sealed and delivered in presence of William Aspiuwall, 
Notary publ. 



[35.] The possession of Sampson Shoare ivithin the limits oj 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Matthew Chaffie north- 
east : the Cove southeast: John Hill southwest: and the streete 
northwest. 

27 (8) 1651. Richard Hawghton of Boston granted to Sampson 
Shore of Boston, tailor (for good and valuable consideration reed.), 
his dwelling house and garden in Boston bounded with M''. Tho. 
Clarke north, John Anderson south and east ; and the highwa}^ 
west ; and this was by a deed dat. 27"' Octob. 1651, sealed and dd. 
in presence of W"". Aspinwall, notary publ. 



180 City Document No. 46. 

The possession of William Kirlcby loithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with James Hawkins north : the 
lane southeast : and Richard Sanford westerly'. 



[3(5.] The possession of Richard Sanford within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and Lot about an Acre bounded with Robert Meeres 
on the west : Richard Parker on the north : James Hawkins and 
Wm. Kirkby easterl}' : and tlie streete west. 



Robert Meeres his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One liouse and garden bounded with the streete northeast : 
Edward Bendall southeast ; Robert Howen northwest : Valentine 
Hill southwest: this was conhrmed by deed dat, 22 (7) 1648. 

2. Also in the New field two Acres bounded with Edmund 
Jackson on the east : Robert Turner west : Richard Cooke south : 
and George Burden north. 

3. Also halfe an Acre of land in the new field bounded with 
Tho. Scotto southwards : James Hawkins eastwards : M^ Richard 
Parker's northward : and Richard Meeres westwards : This was 
granted and confirmed unto Robert Meeres by James Penniman as 
was also the first parcell, by an absolute deed dat 22 (7) 1648, 
sealed and delivered before William Aspinwall, Not. publ. 



[37 . ] Henry Fanes jyossession loithin the Limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Sudbury streete easterly, 
the lane north : the newfield west : and Mr. John Newgate south. 



Jeremy Houtchin his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Sudbury streete southwest: W". Wilson southeast: the lane north- 
west : Thomas Makepeace and W'". Wilson northeast. 



[38.] Thomas Makepeace his 2)ossessio7i within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Jeremy- Houtchin south- 
west : William Wilson south : the streete westerly : and the lane 
northerly. 

The possessioyi of Benjamin Thioing in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Sudbury streete southwest : 
William Wilson northwest and northeast : Joshua Scotto south- 
east. 



[39.] The possession of William Wilson ivithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M"". W'". Tyng on the 
east: Thomas Makepeace and George 'Bates north: Sudbury- 
streete southwest : and Benjamin Thwing south. 

2. Also in the.new^ field two Acres and halfe bounded with Rich- 
ard Parker on the east : John Ruggle west : Zaccheus Bosworth 
south : and W"". Hudson, senior, north. 



The Book of Possessions. 181 

Joshua Scotto Jus jjossession zvitJiin the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden about lialfe an Acre bounded with 
Sudbury streete southwest : Benjamin Thwing northwest : Mr. 
Belling'ham northeast : and Alexander Beek southeast. 

2. Also in the New field two Acres. 

7 (3) 1646. 3. Mr. Richard Bellingham of Boston granted 
unto Joshua Scotto of the same, one equall proportionable halfe of 
marsh land formerly granted to him by the Towne lyeing betwixt 
John Lowes and M'. Symonds : and this was by an absolute deed 
of sale dated 4 (4) 1644, under his hand and scale. 

30 (3) 1650. James Everill of Boston for and in consideration 
of twenty foure pounds granted unto Joshua Scotto a p'cell of 
marsh lately belonging to M"'. Bellingham, lying in Boston in 
forme of a Triangle, bounded on one Angle with pt of the marsh 
belonging to the sd Ja. Everill, being one hundred and fourty 
foote, on the other Angle with the land of W"\ Franklin, beiug one 
hundred fourty and seven foote : on the third Angle with the back 
pt of the houslot now in the possession of good. Eveans, with six 
foote eleven ^niches at the lott of Joshua Scotto at the east end 
thereof: and this was by an absolute deed of sale dat. 3 (3) 
1650, and acknowledged before M^ Bellingham (30) 3 1650. 



[40.] Alexand''. Becks possession within the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south : 
James Brown east: M^ Bellingham, north: Joshua Scotto, west. 

2. Also in the New field one Acre bounded with Thomas Munt, 
east : the waj,er, north : Major Edward Gibones on the west and on 
the south. 

3. Also a smale parcell of land first granted for a houselot 
bounded with John Leverit south : Henry Pease east : a smale 
Creeke west : and the Cove north. 

11 (9) 1651. Thomas Woodward of Boston granted to Alex- 
and'. Beck of Boston a parcell of land at muddy river conteining 
foure Acres and a quarter be it more or lesse, bounded with Rich- 
ard Carter southeast : W". Lamb southwest : Nathaniel Wood- 
ward and Robert Roote northwest : and this was b}' a deed 
(valuable consideration being first received) dated ll"' Novemb. 
1651, sealed and dd. in presence of John Angler and William 
Aspinwall, Notar}' pnbl. 



John Bir/gs his joossession ivithin the Limits of Boston. 

1. One house and ^-ard bounded wdth James Browne on the west : 
and northly M"". Bellingham : on the east Thomas Hawkins, Valen- 
tine Hill, Thomas Buttolph and Christopher Stanley : and Gentry 
hill streete on the south. 



[41.] James Brownes possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with John Biggs east: Mr. 
Bellingham north : Alexander Beck west and Centriehill streete 
south. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the New field bounded with the Coinou 
on the south : M^ Wilsons Garden northeast : and Andrew Mes- 
sino-er northwest. 



182 City Document No. 46. 

3. Also halfe an Acre more in the Newfield bounded with Rich- 
ard Fairebanks north : Isaac Allington east : Alexander Beck 
west : Thomas Clark south. 

4. Also at Braintree twent}' sixe Acres bounded with Eichard 
Cooke northwards : John Mellowes southward : the Bay eastwards : 
and coiiion Rockie ground westwards. 

5. Also eight Acres bounded with John Webb westwards : John 
Mellow^es southward : William Werdall westward : and Richard 
Cooke northward. 

6. Also one acre of marsh bounded with Monotaquit River east : 
and Zaccheus Bosworth on the west. 



Thomas HcavJcins possession with the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and yard bounded with Valentine Hill on the 
north : the streete on the East : John Biggs west : and on the 
south M'. Henry Dunster and Centriehill streete. 

2. Also a quarter of an Acre towards Charlestowne bounded 
with James Johnson southwest : the Cove northwest : John Button 
northeast : and the street southeast. 

12 (7) 1648. John Fierce granted to Tho. Hawkins of Boston 
his house and lott in Boston which he lately purchased of M'. Val. 
Hill, and this was by a deed dat. 12 (7) 1648. 



[43.] The 2)ossessions of Thomas Buttolph loithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Valentine Hill south: 
the streete on the East : John Biggs on the west : and Christopher 
Stanley on the north. 

2. Also one Acre and halfe or thereabouts (which was first la^'de 
out for garden lots) bounded with the highway on the south : a lot 
that l3-es coinon to the eastwards : Jacob Leaguer, AValter Sinet 
(and the lane northwards) : M'. Fowle and Robert woodward west- 
w^ards. 

3. Also in the Milne field about foure Acres and halfe bounded 
with the ba}' northeast : Nicholas Parker and Valentine Hill north- 
west : and Christopher Stanley' south: aliened to X'fer Lawsou, 
p. 112. 

4. Also about one Acre compassed with Christopher Stanleyes 
ground. 

5. Also about halfe an Acre bounded with the Cawsey north- 
east: William Cox north^vest: and the marsh southwest. 

6. Also at Pulling point twent}' fj've Acres upland bounded 
with the sea northeast : M"". Pierce southeast : James Pen north- 
west: John Webb and John Oliver southwest. 

7. Also seven acres of marsh more or lesse bounded with his own 
upland east : the River west : Edward Hutchinson, Junior, south : 
and .James Pen north. 

8. William Hudson of Bosto, senior,' granted to Thomas But- 
tolph fyve Acres of land in the newfield bounded with Ri. Cooke 
east : James Johnson west : William Wilson south : and 

Davis, Apothecary-, north: and this was by a deed dated 16 (4) 
1646, acknowledged the same day before Job. Winthrop, Gov. 



The Book of Possessions. 183 

[43.] Christopher Stanley his 2^ossession ivithin the Limits of 
Boston and W"'. Phillips his successor. 

26 (6) 1648. Christopher Lawsou granted unto W". Phillips of 
Boston a certaine p'cell of land in the Mill field in Boston, conteine- 
ing two Acres and halfe of land more or lesse, being bounded with 
the highway' to Charlestown northwest : the Causway west : W™. 
Phillips southeast : and Thomas Ruck and Christopher Lawson 
north-east. And this was by an absolute deed sealed and dd before 
W". Aspinwall and John Spoore 23 (4) 1648 : which land the sd. 
W"\ Phillips granted unto Susan his wife during her life and to the 
heires of lier bodie begotten. 

26 (6) 1648. Richard Bennet of Boston granted unto W™. 
Phillips of Boston two or three Acres of land in Boston be it more 
or lesse, bounded with W"'. Phillips and Christopher Lawson 
northwest : -the land of W". Phillips and the land lately exchanged 
with him southwest : W" Phillips southeast : the River and sundr}^ 
smaie lotts northeast. And this was by an absolute deed sealed 
and dellivered 26 (6) 1648, before William Aspinwall, Not. publ. 

10 (4) 1650. Tho. Clarke of Dorchester, merch'. granted to 
Christoph'" Stanley of Boston, tailor, a certaine p'cell of land in 
Boston neck, being ijt. of an houslott formerly belonging to W™. 
Weekes, cont. sixt}^ pole of ground more or lesse, bounded on the 
southeast by Isaac Cullimer : Thomas Clarke northwest, Raw- 

lins northeast : southeast the sea, through which are two high 
wayes, the one going towards the mil hill being twelve foote 
broad, the other thirty six foote unto the lowermost highway, 
and from thence to low water marke thirty foote. And this was 
by an absolute deed of sale dat. 30 (2) 1644 : reserving liberty for 
the sd. Thomas or such tenants as shall dwell and abutt on the 
said way of twelve foote broad, to loade all kinds of goods at the 
bighwater mark or wharfe there to be erected, p'vided it lye not 
above twenty foure houres at most without paying wharfage. And 
whereas the breadth granted for the highway is thirty foote from 
Isaac Cullimers, it is onl}- hereb}' granted libert}' to Tho. Clarks 
assignes and tenenants as aforesd only to land goods within the 
space of that ten foote next Isaac Cullimers land, pvided it lye not 
above twenty foure houres as before. 

Tho. Clarke 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of 

John Stratton 
RoBT. Jeoffreys 

Edw ard Bendall granted to Christopher Stanley of Boston a 
p'cell of land moore or lesse, bounded b^^ an highwaj' southwest : 
Capt. Hawkins northeast : Lieftenant Savage pales southeast : JP. 
Stanleyes rails northwest : and this was by an absolute deed dat. 
20 (10) 1645 

Edw. Bendall 
Witness 

Samuel Bellingham 

Edward Tyng granted to M^ Stanley a p'cell of land about two 



184 City Docilment No. 46. 

Acres, which land was allotted to M^ Baulston and sould b}' him 
to M'. Cornewell of whom the said Edw. bought it, and made sale 
thereof to M^ Stanley and his forever, dat. 26 (10) 1G43. 

p. me Edward Tyng 

See more in the 2 booke, page 



[44.] The j)Ossession of Hugh Gunnison ivithin the Limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded w^ith the streete southeast : 
George Burden northeast: W". Hudson, Junior, northwest: M'. 
William Ting westwards. 

10 (4) 1650. Robert Saltonstall granted to Hugh Gunnison of 
Boston fifty Acres of land be it more or lesse lying in the bounds 
of Salem neere M'. Downings Farme which was late the land of 
Rich : Walker of Salem. And this was by an absolute deed of 
sale dat. 25 (5) 1647. 

RocT. Saltonstall and a scale 
Signed, sealed and d'd. in p'nce of 

Rich. Stillman 
John Bushwell 
William Aspinwall 



John Glover his jJossession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and 3'ard bounded with the streete on the southeast : 
George Burden southwest : AV" Hudson, Junior, northwest and 
northeast. 



[45.] Tlie possessions of George Burden ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and yard bounded with the streete soufhwards : 
Hugh Gunnison westwards : W'". Hudson, Junior, northwards : and 
John Glover eastwards. 

2. Also a garden neere the Coinon bounded with James John- 
son_north : Henry Webb south : Thomas Clarke east : and the 
Comon west. 

3. Also in the new field fj've Acres and halfe bounded with 
Richard Fairebanks north : John Mellowes west : Edmund Jackson 
south : and the marsh east. 



William Hudson, Junior, his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with M^ William Tyng south- 
west : Samuel Greames and the Lane northeast : the streete 
southeast. 



[46.] Samuel Greames his possession zvithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and 3'ard bounded with the lane northeast : Will™ 
Hudson, Junior, southeast : M'. W"\ Ting southwest : and Sarah 
Knight northwest. 



Sai-ah Knight her possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Samuel Greames south- 



The Book of Possessions. 185 

-^vards : the lane eastwards : M', W". Tyng westwards : and 
Jeremy Houtchin northwards. 



[47.] Francis Doiuse his j^ossession ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with the lane eastwards : Jeremy 
Houtchin southwards : M''. W". T3'ng westwards : and George 
Burden northward. 



George Bates his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with W"\ Wilson on the south : 
George burden on the east : Anne Hunne on the north : and 
Thomas Makepeace on the' west. 



[48.] Anne., vid.* George Uimne, her possessions in the limits 
of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Georges on the east and 
the south : Thomas Makepeace on the west : and the lane on the 
north. 

2. Also about halfe an Acre in the New field bounded with 
Robert Howen on the south : the streete on the east. 

3. Also at Braintree thirty one Acres bounded with Thomas 
Savage and James Everill east : Richard Wright west : AV". 
Werdall south : and the north bordereth uppon the Rocke that lies 
coiuon . 



John Button his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

1. Three houses and a garden and 3'ard, containeing in all about 
an Acre bounded with the Cove southeast: the lane southwest : 
James Everill northwest : and Nicholas Willis northeast. 

2. Also in the mill field one Acre bounded with Charles River 
northerly : the marsh southwest : and John Shaw northeast and 
southeast. 



[49.] NicJiolas Willis his p)Ossession ivithin the limits of Bos- 
ton. 

One house and garden bounded with John Button on the south- 
west : the streete east : Thomas Painter northerly', and James 
Everill westerly. 



George Barrell his 2^ossession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and lott not halfe an Acre bounded with Thomas 
Painter south : Nicholas Willis west : James Everill north : and 
the streete east. 



[50.] Thomas Fainter his 2^ossessio7i ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Georg. Barrell on the 
north : Nicholas Willis southwest : and the streete eastwards. 

2. Also twenty Acres at Muddy River bounded with Ralph 

* Vidua or widow. 



186 City Document No. 46. 

Goultrop east : William Toy west : Griffith Bowen south : and 
John Leverit north. 

25 (1) xlif • Robert "Wing granted unto Thomas Painter all his 
dwelling house both old and new built, being bounded on the north 
with Raph Mason, the high streete on the east : Ilenv}- Web on 
the west : and the lane on the south : and this was b^- an absolute 
deed of sale dated 18 (3) 1648 

Robert Wing and a seale 
Witness 

John Mainard, 
Job Judkins, 
Philemon Portmort. 
This is again aliened to Ephraim Hunt, Lib 2. page 
Sould to Thomas Painter ni}' peece of Marsh next to W™. Hud- 
son senior on the west : on the south the highway : on the east 
Hawkins : on the ground of Ri. Bellingham on the north, conteine- 
ing in breadth to the streete about 46 foote, in breadth to the 
north about 14 foote, on the same length with W™ Hudsons pales 
By me Ri. Bellingham 

This also is sould to Ephraim Hunt, Lib. 2, p. 



The possess^ion of James Everill loitliin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and houselott with the streete eastwards and 
northwards : the lane southwest : John Button, Nicholas Willis, 
and George Barrell southeast. 

2. Also at Braintree one farme conteineing eighty eight Acres, 
bounded with Thomas Savage and Rocky ground undisposed of 
towards the south : George Ilunne towards the west : Henry Pease 
and a certaine swampe toward the north : and his owne marsh land 
northeast. 

3. Also twoe Acres three quarters of marsh bounded with a salt 
Bay northeast and partly with Henry Pease his marsh : and south- 
west with his owne upland and the uplands of Henry Pease. 

4. Thomas Savadge of BostO granted to James Everill twenty 
sixe Acres upland at Braintree bounded with Rock}' ground east : 
Richard Cooke south: W". Werdall and George Hunne west: and 
James Everill north. Also one Acre three quarters marsh bounded 
with Monotacut southeast : Rich. Cook southwest : and Oliver Mel- 
lowes on the north : and this was by an absolute deed of sale 
dated 15 (11) 1645, acknowledged before M"". AYinthrop, D. Go. 
19 (11) 1645. 

5. John Sliaw of Boston granted unto James Everill of Boston 
a certaine p'cell of land at the docke being in front at the dock 
about fourty foote, bounded on the east with Joshua Scotto : 
Edmund Jackson west : the cove south : and the highway north : 
together with the Cellar frame and all priviledges and immunities 
thereto belonging. Dat. 25 (8) 1649, and acknowledged by John 
Shaw before mee W"\ Aspinwall Recorder. 



[51.] The possessions of 31''. John Coggan loithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M'. John Wilson on the 



The Book of Possessions. 187 

north and on the east : and with the streete on the west and on the 
south. 

2. Also lialfe an Acre or thereabouts bounded with M'. Belling- 
hams northwards : M'. Wilsons southwards : the burieing place on 
the east : and the new field on the west. 



John Leverit his possession within the limits of Boston. 
* One house and ^-ard bounded with Richard Parker south and 
west, and the streete north and east. 



[53.] The possession of William Franklin in Boston. 

One house and garden, bounded with the streete east and north : 
Mr. John Wilsons west : and John Leverit and Anthonie Stoddard 
on the south. 



Robert Nash his possession tvithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and 5'ard, bounded north and west| : Valentine 
Hill south : and Edward Bendall, east. 

2. Also one Acre for a houslott bounded with Major Edward 
Gibones on the East : the lane on the west : the streete on the 
south : and the Cove on the north. 

26 (1) 1650. W°\ Phillips of Boston granted unto Robert Nash 
of Boston a p'cell of land in Boston neere the new meeting house 
being in breadth sixty foote more or lesse and in length six score 
foote more or less as it is now staked out, bounded on the north- 
west, southwest and southeast with the lands of the said W™. 
Phillips and the river on the northeast, with all priviledges thereto 
belonging: and this was b}' an absolute deed of sale dat. 26 (1) 
1650. 

Susan Phillips wife of the said W"\ Phillips did release unto 
Robert Nash all her right and title to the aforesaid p'cell of land : 
and this was by her deed dated the same 26 (1) 1650. 

28 (6) 1650. This land was againe sould to W"\ Phillips 
28 (6) 1650 as appeares under the hand of the sd Robert Nash 
before Will. Asp : pub : not. 

5 (8) 1650. John Milom of Boston granted unto Robt. Nash of 
Boston three quarters of his dwelling house neere the Mill together 
with the wharfe and land thereto app'teining and priviledg of 
of free egresse and regresse of boates or vessells to the Mill Creeke 
(not hindring or stopping the mill streame and the passage of other 
boates : he pa3-ing to W"'. Franklin six pence a boat for such as 
open the bridge) with free passage or way to the sd house at the 
northermost side thereof: and this was b^^ an absolute deed dated 
2 (8) 1650. 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of John Milom and a scale 

Jo : BUSHWELL 

Ri : Waite, W^illiam Aspixwall 



[53.] J/r. George Foxcroft Ms 2:>ossession toithin Boston. 
One house lot bounded with the Cove on the north : Edward 
Bendall on the east and the south : and Robert Nash on the north. 

* This entry is repeated on p. 61 of the original. f Thus in the original. 



188 City Document No. 46. 

Edward BendaU 7i>s possessio7i imthin the limits of J3oston. 

1. One house and lott about a quarter of an Acre bounded with 
Mr. Foxcroft and Robert Nash on the west : Mr. Hill on the 
south : and the Cove on the North and the east. 

2. Also another house and garden together with two Acres of 
land adjo3'neinge bounded with Sudbury- streete east : Robert 
Meers north : Mr. Cotton south and on the west. 

3. Another houselott bounded with Capt. Hawkins north : Lieft. 
Savage south, the Ba}^ east. 

This was b}' him sould to Anchor Ainsworth. 



[54.] Edward Tyng Jus jiossession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and 3'ard and warehouse and Brewhouse bounded 
with the Ba}' on the east : Valentine,* Henr}' Webb and part of the 
Cove on the north : James Oliver on the west : and the streete on 
the south. 

Also at Braintree two hundred and seventeene Acres and a halfe 
of upland, nine Acres and a quarter of Medow, and fifty three 
Acres and a quarter of swamp as b}^ the plott made in the yeare 
1640 by M^ John Oliver ma}' appear e : which land is bounded on 
the north with a swampie bottom pting betwixt him and M^ Edw. 
Hutchinson, and also with a pond and George Burden. 

18 (10) 1G50, Jane Harwood and Nathaniel Bishop Attorneys 
to George Harwood, granted unto Edw. T^-ng of Boston the 
dwelling house of the sd. George and the land thereto belonging at 
the end of the lane which jo3'neth to the house and land of M^ 
Tho : Oliver: and this was by a deed dated decern. 1650. 

•Jane Harwood and a scale 

Sealed and d'd in p'nce of us Nath. Bishop and a scale 

Ron'' Reinolds, Nathaniel Reinolds, 
and ^Y^. Aspinwall 

The Irs. atturney and affidavit are in m}' notaries booke 



James Oliver his possession luithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with Edward Tyng on the East : 
Valentine Hill on the north : David Sellick on the west : and the 
streete on the south. 



[55.] David Sellick his possession toithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with James Oliver on the east : 
Valentine Hill on the north : Mr. Pierce on the west : and the 
streete on the south. 

20 (11) 1645. One house purchased of Christopher Lawson 
which formerly was Henry S}-mons, and a garden bounded with 
the streete or highway westward, the comon marsh towards the 
north and east : and John Hill and Natlianiel Long towards the 
south : together with a lane of ten foote leadeing to the said garden. 
Also the wharfe or land 13'eing afore the said house in breadth fort}' 
two foote and length fift}^ sixe foote according to the grant of the 

* Probably tho namo Hill is omitted here by accident. 



The Book of Possessions. 189 

Generall Court: and this was by an absolute deed of sale dated 
20 (11) 1645 Christopher Lawson and a seale. 

Acknowledged before M'. Hibbins. 
20 (11) 1645. 

14 (7) 1647. Edward Wells granted unto David Sellick his 
house and garden in Boston bounded with Sampson Shore north 
east : the Cove southeast : John Milom southwest : and John 
Hills garden northwest, and this was b3' an absolute deed of sale 
dated 11 (7) 1647, and acknowledged before Mr. Winthrop, Gover. 
14 (7) 1647. 



William Pierce his jiossession loithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with David Sellick on the east : 
Isaac Grosse and the high way on the north : William Davies 
junior and the streete on the south : Edward Bendall, Valentine 
Hill and William Davies on the west. 



[56.] Isaac Grosse his jJossession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house bounded with W"\ Pierce on the south and the 
east : Edward Bendall west : and the Cove on the north. 

2. Also a house and garden about halfe an Acre bounded with 
W'". Beamsley on the south : the way on the west : the Bay and 
John Sweete northerly'. 

3. Also another house and garden bounded with John Seaberry 
south : John Sweete north : Walter Merry west : and the Bay east. 



W'". Davies, Junior, his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house bounded with William Pierce east and north : Valen- 
tine Hill on the west : and the streete on the south. 

[57.] William Hudson, senior, his jyossession ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and yard bounded with the streete on the north : 
the Bay on the east : Mr. Winthrop on the south : and W". Davies, 
senior, on the west. 

2. Also a lot in the new field containeing about fyve Acres 
bounded with Richard Cooke on the east : and ]Mr. Thomas Clarke 
on the west. Sould to Thomas Buttolph, page 42. 

3. Also a garden plot towards the Fort hill, bounded with 
Robert Scott on the east : Nathaniell Eaten, Richard Hogg and 
Francis East on the west : Amos Richardson on the south : and 
Nicholas Parker on the north. 



William Davies, senior, his possession ivithin the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house bounded with W". Hudson, senior, on the east: 
the streete on the north : M''. Winthrop on the south and on the 
west. 

2. Also another house and about three quarters of an Acre 
bounded with the water on the southeast : and Richard Gridley 
southwest, northwest and northeast. 

3. Also one Acre bounded with Jacob Eliot east and south : M'. 



190 City Docibient No. 4G. 

Colbourne ■west : find the sea on the north. This lies in Mr. 
Colbournes field. 



[58.] Robert Scott his lyossession loithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house bounded with Mr. Thomas Leverit on the east and 
on the south, and with the streete on the west and on tlie north. 

2. Also a garden bounded with Capt. Robert Keine on the east : 
Thomas Oliver on the west : John Webb on the north. 

3. Also a garden bounded with Mr. Thomas Leverit on the 
east : Henr}- Webb on the south : and the high way on the west 
and on the north. 

4. Also a garden plot bounded with Jacob Leger on the east : 
AV". Hudson, senior, on the west: Nicholas Parker and James Pen 
on the north : and Edward Bates on the south. 



William Parsons his j)ossession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the lane on the west : Henry 
Webb on the north : James Davies on the east : and the sringate* 
on the south. 



[59.] James Davies his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Leverit on the 
north : the marsh on the east : William Parsons on the west : and 
the Springate on the south. 



Henry Webb his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the market place on the 
north ; the ould meeting house and the lane on the east : the high- 
way on the south : and Mrs. Hudson on the west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with John Leverit on the east: the 
high wa}' and Robert Scot on the north : the lane on the west : and 
Mr. Thomas Oliver on the south. 

3. Also another garden bounded with Robert Wing and Raph 
Mason on the east : the lane on the south : George Burden on the 
north : and the Cove on the west. 



[60.] Richard Fairebanks his j^ossession within the limits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Capt. Keine on the 
north and on the east : Mr. Oliver on the south : and the high 
streete on the west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with William Aspinwall on the south 
and on the east : Zaccheus Bos worth, Jolui Synderlant, Richard 
Cooke, John Lugg and Arthur Perrj- on the north : and the 
Common on the west. 

3. Also foure Acres in the New field bounded with M''. Tho : 
Oliver north: Georg Burden and Henry Pease south: Isaac 
Addington, Alexander Beck and James Browne west : and the 
River on the east. 

4. Also five Acres in the Fort field bounded with Mr. Hibbens 

* The word should be Springate. 



The Book of Possessions. 191 

northeast : Robert Turner southwest : John Spoore west : the 
Comon north : and Richard Gridley southeast. 



W"". Corser his 2)ossessioyi zvithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with M'. Thomas Oliver on the 
south and on the west : Capt. Robert Keine on the north : and the 
lane on the east. 

22 (6) 1649. James Everill of Boston granted to W"\ Courser 
of Boston a certaine houselott bounded on the southeast with 
•Robt. Porter and the streete north east, W"\ T3-nge south, Evan 
Thomas northwest. And this was bv an absolute deed dated 22 
(6) 1649, before W". Aspinwall notary publ. 

[61.] John Levn'it his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and yard bounded with Riehai'd Parker on the south 
and on the west : the streete on the north and on the east. 



Richard ParJcer his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house, barne and 3-ard bounded with the market steed* on the 
east : John Leverit on the north : the prison yard west : and 
Richard Truesdaile and the meeting house on the south. 

18 (S) 1651. M^ Adam Winthrop by order from bis brother 
Major Stephen Winthrop for valuable consideration reed, granted 
to Mr. Rich. Parker of Boston that house in the yard tliat belonged 
to his Fathers dwelling house by the spring, southeast from the 
sd dwelling house, with fourty foote of ground fronting to the 
spring : and backward to the pales of the garden. Dat. 7th 
decemb. 1650. Adam Wixtiiuop and a scale. 

Witness IMichael Poavell. 
Valextixe Hill. 

The 6th day of the ninth month, 1651. 
Whereas amongst other things conteined in a letter written by 
M^ Stephen Winthrope to his brother M'. Adam Winthi-ope beare- 
ing date the sixt day of february anno domi 1650, the sa3'd Ste- 
l)hen Winthrope doth authorize the sa3-d Adam Winthrope to sell 
some lauds for him here iii New England as appeares in these 
words viz. : for those things yow mentioned for my land in New 
England and howse I must referr it to 3'ow, rather then it should 
deca3' for want of repaire I would sell it. I referr it whol3' to 
vow. I know 3'ow will doe for me as for 3-oure selfe and 3-ow can 
better judge uppon the place then I at this distance. Wee whose 
names are hereunto subscribed that it is a true coppy of so much of 
the sd letter as concernes this buisenes. Examined by us the da3' 
and yeare abovesd. 

Rich. Brackett, 
Richard Martin, 
Nathaniell Souther, 
Adam Wixthrop. 
This writing was acknowledged 1)3- M^ Adam Winthrop to be 

* An obsolete word, also spelt stead. It means " place; " as is shown in the phrase 
of " being in one's stead," or " instead of" another. 



192 City Doctoient No. 46. 

the contents of a letter written to him by M''. Stephen Winthrop 
whereb}' he is authorized to deale for the said Steeven in all his 
affaires in New England, before me the 16th of the 12th month 
1651. 

"William Hibbins. 
Recorded 16: Feb. 1651. 

EiJW. Rawson, Recrd'. 



[63.] Richard Truesdale his possession luithiii the limits of 
Boston . 

1. One house and garden bounded with Richard Parker on the 
north : Valentine Hill on the south : the prison yard on the west : 
and the meeting house on the east. 

2. Also three-quarters of an Acre in the New. field bounded 
with the Conion on the south : Nathaniel Eaton on the north : 
Zaccheus Bosworth on the west : and Thomas Millard on the east. 



Vcdentine Hill his possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east : the 
meeting house and Richard Truesdale on the north : Capt, Robert 
Sedgwick on the south : and the prison garden west. 

Also another house and backside bounded with John Biggs on 
the west: Thomas Buttolph- on the north: Thomas Hawkins on 
the south : and the streete on the east. Aliened p. 135. 



[63.] Major Robert Sedgwick his possession icithin the limits 
of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Clarke, Robert 
Turner and the streete on the east : JNT. Hutchinson on the south : 
Valentine Hill on the north : and Henry Messinger west. 



J/''. Richard Hutchinson his 2>ossession icithin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east and 
on the south : Thomas Scotto on the west : and M^. Sedgwicke on 
tlie north. 

[64.] Thomas Scotto his ptossesfiion ivithin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden boundied with the burying place on 
the west : Henry Messinger north : the streete south : and M^ 
Richard Hutchinson east. 

2. Also foure Acres upland at Muddy RiA^er bounded with W". 
Beamsley and Thomas Grubb on the south : Richard Sanford and 
Alexander Beck north : the Cedar Swampe westward : and his owne 
marsh east. 

3. Also one Acre of Marsh at Muddy river ; bounded with 
Charles River east : Richard Sanford, Thomas Grubb and his owne 
upland west : and Jacob Eliot southwards. 



Henry Messinger his possession icithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete westwards : 
Richard Ci'vchley north : Thomas Scotto and the burieing place on 
the south : Major Sedgwick east. 



The Book or Possessions. 193 

[65.] Richard Croychely his jyossession luitMn the U7nits of 
Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the north 
and on the west : Richard Tapping on the east : and Henry Mes- 
singer on the south. 

2. Also two Acres in M^ Colbornes fiehl bounded witli Jacob 
Eliot on the east and on the west ; Richard Parker on the south : 
and W". Salter on the north. It is to be understood that both the 
house and garden, and also two Acres in M''. Colbornes field doe 
belong to the wife and children of William Dinele}' although thev 
be put under the name of Richard CroA'chley, who only possesseth 
them in the right of his wife and her former husband's children. 

22 (12) 16-48. Nathaniell W"'^ granted unto Richard Critchley 
his house and land thereto belonging being bounded with the 
streete on the north : the prison on the east : Henry Messinger on 
the south : and Richard Critchley on the west : and this was by an 
absolute deed dated 22 (12) 1648. 

'Hais house and land last named being formerly the possession 
of Richard Tapping, the said Richard Tapping did acknowledge 
himselfe satisfyed and did for ! 'mselfe and heires releai^e unto 
Nathaniell Williams all his right and title therein, dat. 5 (11) 
1649. 

Rich. Tapping and a scale. 

Test. W". ASPINWALL, 

RoBT. Meeres. 



Richard Tapping his possession idthiii the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Cro3'chley on the 
west : Prison (aliened) on the east : street north : Hen. Messinger 
on the south. 

12 (11) 1648. Henry Bridgham of Boston granted unto Rich- 
ard Tapping of Boston the dwelling house wherein the said Richard 
now dwells and halfe the lott as now it is marked out, being 
bounded with Thomas Milland on the south : Arthur Perry west : 
the high street east : and the sd Henry Bridgham north : as by 
a deed dated 12 (11) 48 appeares. 

Sealed and dd. in presence of Wm. Aspinwall, Not. publ. 



[66.] Benjamin Gillovi his possession loithin the limits of 
BoUon. 

One house and garden bounded with Benjamin Ward on the 
west : M'". W'". Hibbins south : John Compton and the Cove east : 
and the marsh north. 

Also one house and lott bounded with W™. Deming westwards 
and northward : Robert Turners pasture east : and the lane south- 
east. 



Benfamin Wards possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and about an Acre of ground bounded with Na- 
thaniell Woodward the yonger on the west : Benjamin Gillom 
east : M'. Hibbins south : Edward Hutchinson and the marsh 
north. 

13 



194 City Document No. 46. 

[67.] John Compton Ids possession within the limits of Boston. 
, One house and garden bounded with the Cove on the east : Ben- 
jamin Gillom on the west : the Fort hill on the south : and Benjamin 
Gillom on the north. 



Nathaniel Woochvard his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Benjamin Ward and 
Edward Hutchinson on the east : the marsh on the north : and on 
the west. 



[68.] Edivard Hutchinson his possession vjitliin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and 3'ard bounded with Benjamin Ward east and 
south : Nathaniel Woodward west : and the marsh north. 



Richard Sherman his possession ivithin the li7nits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with M^ Hibbins on the north 
and on the east: M'. Atherton Ilaugh on the south: and the 
greene on the west. 

[69.] John Spoore his possession vnthin the limits of Boston. 

1, One house and garden bounded with ]SP. Hibbins west : the 
Creek north : the marsh east : and the streete south. Aliened see 
2 booke p. 9. 

2. Also one Acre and halfe or therabouts bounded with Richard 
Fairebanks on the east : Robert Turner southwards : the streete 
north : and Captaine Robert Keine and William Pell west. 

13 (11) 1648. Henry Bridgham of Boston granted unto John 
Spoore of Boston his dwelling house in Boston and his lott as it is 
now marked out, being bounded on the south with Richard Tapping : 
Artliur Ferry on the west : M"'. Haugh on the north and tlie high 
streete on the east, and this was by a deed dated 13 (11) 1648, 
sealed and dd in presence of William Aspinwall, notarius pnbl. 



William Pells possession within the limits of-Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Spoore east : the 
streete north : Capt. Keine south : and Miles Robert Rice* west. 

[70.] William Diyisdale his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded .with Robert Rice east : the 
streete north : John Leverit west : and Robert Scot south. 



Rohert Rice his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with W"\ Pell on the east : W™. 
Dinsdale on the west : Capt. Keine on the south :. and the streete 
on the north. 



[71.] John Kenricks possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with W™. Dinsdale on the east : 
James Pen on the west: the streete on the north: and on the 
south. 

* Thus in the original. 



The Book of Possessions. 195 

James Pens joossession ivitJiin the limits of Boston. 
One bouse and garden bounded with John Kenrick on the east : 
the streete on the north : Richard Parker on the west : and 



[72.] *NicJiolas Parkers possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with James Pen on the east : 
the streete north : Nathaniell Bishop west : and Robert Scot 
south. 

2. Also a Farme of two hundred and sixt}' Acres at Rumney 
Marsh bounded with John Newgate on the north and on the east : 
M"'. Bellingham and the Creeke on the soutli : and Charlestown 
bounds on the west. 

3. Also twenty Acres of land at Rumney Marsh bounded with 
Samuel Cole on the east and on the north : and John Newgate on 
the west and on the south. 

4. Also two acres in the mill field bounded with Thomas 
Buttolph southeast and southwest : Valentine Hill northwest : and 
the water northeast. 



Nathaniel Bishop his possession tvithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nicholas Parker on the 
east : W™. Hudson, senior, on the south : John Stevenson, Richard 
Waite and Edward Fletcher on the west : and the streete on the 
north. 



[73.] John Steevensons possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard bounded with Nathaniel Bishop east : the 
streete on the north : and Robert Reinolds on the west and on the 
south. This is sould see pag. 119. 

5 (11) 1646. Richard Parker of Boston granted to John Ste- 
venson a certaine p'cel of land in Boston bounded with Rich. 
Truesdale and the meeting house yard on the south and his owne 
land on the north, east and west, and this was by an absolute deed 
dat. 5 (11) 1646. • Rich, Parker. 

Witnes Tho. Roberts. 

This was againe sould to James Astwood, page , in the 
second booke. 

22 (6) 1649. James Everill of Boston granted to John Steven- 
son a certaine houselot in Boston bounded on the southeast with 
W™. Hay ward : W™. Tyng south : Robt. Porter northwest : and the 
streete northeast : and this was b}' an absolute deed dated 22 (6) 
1649, before W™. Aspinwall, Not. publ. 



The possession of Zaccheus Bosworth within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the west 
and on the north : Richard Fairebanks south : and John S^mder- 
land east. 

2. Also two Acres in the New field bounded with the Coinon on 
the south : Richard Truesdale east : Jane Parker west : William 
Wilson and John Ruggle north. 

* Richard written first and erased. 



196 City Document No. 46. 

3. Also one Acre and halfe in the new field bounded with 
Thomas Millard south: James Johnson north: Edmund Dennis 
east : and Richard Sherman west. 

4. Also at Braintree fiftj' one Acres bounded with Rock}- 
Coinon and Richard Cooke north : John Mellowes, John Davies 
and Monotaquit River south : John Mellowes and James Browne 
west : Zaccheus Bosworth, Jolni Davies and John Mellowes east. 



[74.] John Synderlands possession loitliin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Zaccheus Bosworth west : 
the streete north : Richard Fairebanks south : and easterl}- Richard 
Cooke. 

15 (6) 1650. Whereas John Gallop deceased in his lifetime 
granted to John Sjniderland a p'cell of land in Boston in breadth 
nine rod more or lesse and in length twenty rodd more or lesse, 
bounded with the streete southeast : with the mill damme (wliere 
it is but eight rod in breadth) north west : Francis Hudson 
easterly : and M^ Coales westerl}'. Also a p'cell of land iu length 
eighty foote, in breadth thirty and six foote, bounded with the 
streete northward : John Sweete sou'^hwa: d : John Gallop west- 
w ard : ana John Synderland eastward. Mehetabel Gallop wife of 
the sd. John did ratify and confirme the same by a deed dated 
27th Feb. 1649. 

Mehetabell Gallop and a seale. 



Richard Cookes possession idthin the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with John Synderland west : 
the streete north : Richard Fairebanks south : and John Lugg 
east. 

2. Also one garden bounded with the Conion west : Daniell 
Maud south: William Aspinwall north : and Ephraim Pope east. 
Tills is againe sould, see page 79. 

3. Also in the Newfield a certaine parcell bounded with W"\ 
Hudson, senior, west : Valentine Hill east. 

4. Also a Farme at Braintree of thirt}' fyve Acres bounded 
-with Thomas Savage northwards : James Browne southwards : the 
Bay eastwards : and Rocky ground westwards. 

5. Also seven Acres more bounded with Thomas Savadge north : 
James Browne and John Webb south : W"\ Werdall west. 

6. Also one Acre and quarter marsh, bounded with Thomas 
Savage and Monotaquit River east : John Davies and Oliver Mel- 
lowes vrest. 



[75.] John Lugg his possession loithin the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Cooke west : 
Richard Fairebanks south : Arthur Perry east : and the streete 
north. 



Arthur Perry his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and yard and garden bounded with John Lugg west : 
Richard Fairebanks south : the streete north : M^ Ilaugh, Francis 
Loyall, Thomas Grubb and Thomas Millard east. 



The Book of Possessions. 197 

[76.] Francis Lyle his %)ossession tintldn the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with M''. Hangh on the 
north : the streete east : Arthur Perr}- west : and Thomas Millard 
south. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the New field. 



Thomas Millard his possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Francis Lyle north : 
Thomas Grubb south : Arthur Perry west : and the streete east. 

2. Also in the New field halfe an Acre bounded with Richard 
Truesdale west : Thomas Scotto east : Nathaniell Eaton north : 
and the CoiSon south. 

3. Also one Acre in the Newfield bounded with Jane Parker 
west : William Wilson east : Zaccheus Bosworth and John Ruggle 
north, and also Edward Dennis north : and on the south. 

10 (8) 1651. Zaccheus Bosworth granted to Tho. Millard (for 
valuable consideration reed) a p'cell and in Gentry field cont. one 
Acre be it more or lesse, bounded with Edw. Hutchinsons land 
north : the Comon south : Thomas Millard east : and Zaccheus 
Bosworth west : and this was bj' an absolute deed dat. 10th Octo- 
ber, 1651. Sealed and dd. in presence of William Aspinwall, not. 
publ. and Raph Roote. 



[77.] Willia7n Aspinwall his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard and Thomas Grubb 
on the north : the Coinon on the west : the high streete on the 
east : and Richard Cooke and Ephraim Pope on the south. 

2. Also at Mudd}- River nine Acres surrounded with the Cedar 
swamp and Nathaniell Woodward the elder. 

3. Also at Hogg Island one Acre of Upland and three quarters 
of marsh bought of Mrs. Ormsbie. 

Concerning the windmill, see the great booke of Records of 
Copies, &c. 

William Davies, apothecar}^, for good and valuable considera- 
tion, granted to W"\ Aspinwall of Boston a p'cell of land in 
Boston be the same halfe an Acre more or lesse bounded with the 
land of the sd. W™. Aspinwall south and east: the Coinon west: 
Zaccheus Bosworth, Barker, Richard Cooke, Robert Wright, 

and- Bomsted north: and this appeares by a deed dated 

11th November, 1651. Sealed and d'd. in presence of John 
Sanfford. 



Thomas Grubb his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Millard north : 
Arthur Perrj^ west : William Aspinwall south : and the high streete 
east. 



[78.] Ephraim Popes possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Aspinwall north : 
Richard Cooke west : Edmund Dennis south : and the high streete 
east. 



198 City Document No. 46. 

Edmund Dennis Jiis possessioii toitliin the limits of Boston. 

1. One' house and garden bounded -nith Ephraim Pope north: 
Edmund Jacklin south : the streete east : Richard Cooke and 
Daniel Maud west. 

2. Also in the new field halfe an Acre boumled with John 
Ruggle east : Zaccheus Bosworth west : Thomas Willard south : 
Mr. Thomas Clarke north. 

3. Also a.smale parcell bounded with James Everill eastwards : 
the lane and the streete soutliwest and northwest. 

4. Also at Braintree about twenty Acres bounded with Thomas 
Metson east : Alexander Plimley westwards : Valentine Hill 
southwards. 



[79.] Edward Jacklin his possession within the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded wath Edmund Dennis north : 
"William Townsend south : the streete east : and Daniel Maud 
west. Aliened, see p. 116. 

22 (3) 1647. Richard Cooke of Boston^ granted unto Edmund 
Jacklin halfe an Acre of land in Bosto, being bounded with W™. 
Aspinwall north: Daniel Maud south: the Coinon west: and 
Ephraim Pope east : and this was by a deed dated, sealed and d'd, 
10 (2) 1645 in presence of William Aspinwall, public Notary. 
This is againe sould, p. 125. 

22 (3) 1647. Daniel Maud of Boston granted to Edmund Jack- 
lin of the same, halfe an Acre of land in Boston, bounded with 
Rich. Cookes north : the Cofnon west : Rich. Sherman south : 
and Edmund .Jacklin east: and this by a deed dated 13 (8) 1643, 
in p'sence of Hatavill Nutter and Edward Starbuck, Elders of the 
Church at Dover. This is againe sould, p. 125. 



William Toionsend his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Edmund Jacklin north : 
Jane Parker south : the streete east : and Daniell Maud west. 



[80.] Jane Parker her possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete east and 
south : William Townsend north : and Richard Sherman west. 

2. Also halfe an Acre in the new field bounded with Thomas 
Millard eastwards: David Sellick, Nathaniel Chappell, Jacob 
Leger and M'. Pepes southwards : William Beamsley, Richard 
Sherman, and Zaccheus Bosworth northwest. 

3. Also fourt}' Acres of land at Muddy River bounded with — 
Jane Parker, the widdow of Richard Parker, intending to 

marrie, did by deed of gift thus dispose of her kind. Unto Mar- 
garet her daughter and her heires, she did give out of her house- 
lott twenty one foote square in tlie Angle at the meeting of the 
the streets. Then all her house and lott, also the halfe Acre in 
the newfield, and fourt}' Acres at Muddy river, she dotli give to 
her sonns, viz', halfe to John Parker her oldest and his heires, and 
the other halfe equall}' to be divided betwixt Tliomas and Noah 
and theire heires, and if the one dye, then to descend to tlae sur- 



The Book of Possessions. 199 

Vivor : if both c\ye then to the eldest, and this was b}' a deed 
dated 15 (5) 1646, and the same day aclvnowledged before the 
Governor. 



Robert Blotts possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete on the east and 
north : Mr. — Flint on the south : John Leverit on the west. 



[81.] Mr. — Flint his possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Robert Blot north : John 
Leverit west: the streete east: and Anthony Harker south. 



Mr. Flint his possession toithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Anthou}' Harker north : 
Thomas Clarke south : the streete east : and George Burden west. 



[83.] Anthony Ilarkers possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete east : James 

Johnson west : Mr. Flint north : and Mr. Flint 

south. 



Thomas Clarhes possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Mr. Flint north ; 

Henry Webb and Georg Burden west : the streete east : and Raph 
Mason south. 



[83.] B,aph Masons possessions in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Thomas Clarke north : 
Henry Webb west: the streete east: and Robert Wing south. 
This is sould to Thomas Painter, p. 50. 

21 (12) 1645. Isaac Perry granted unto Raph Mason of Boston 
ten Acres of land, be it more or lesse, at Muddy River, bounded 
with Raph Masons lot south, Thomas Scotto north : M^ Hibbins 
west: and this was by an absolute deed dated 20 (10) 1645: 
Acknowledged before Mr. Winthropp. 



Robert Wings possession within the limits of Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south 
and the east : Henry Webb on the west : and Raph Mason on the 
north. 

2. Also halfe an Acre of land bounded with the River on the 

west : Mr. Pepes on the south : James Everill and on the 

east. 



[84.] Richard Carters possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Mr. Oliver north : the 
Common west : the street east : and Jacob Leger south. 

2 (9) 46. William Parsons granted unto Rich : Carter, a parcell 
of land, about an acre, bounded Robert Wing and Raph Mason 
east : the lane south : the Comon west : and Georg Burden 
north: b}" an absolut deed dated 2 (9) 46, acknowledged before 
John Winthrop, Governor. 



200 City Document No. 46. 

7 (1) 47. W"\ Aspinwall granted unto Rich: Carter bis lott at 
Muddy River containeing nine Acres more or lesse, bounded witb 
Xatbaniell Woodward, senior, towards the nortbwest, and tbe 
Cedar swamp on the other side : and this was by an absolute deed 
of sale, dat. 7 (1) 1647. 

4 (11) 1648. Richard Gridley granted to Richard Carter of 
Boston his lott at Spectacle Island, being by estimation three 
Acres more or lesse, situat on the hithermost part of the easterne 
Spectacle, to have and to hould according to all the right he hath 
in the same: and this was by a deed of sale dat. 2 (11) 1648, 
sealed and d'd in presence of W'". Aspinwall, Not. publick. 



Jacob Leger Jiis possession loithin Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Mr. Coleborne on the 
south : the Coimon west : the streete east : and Richard Carter 
north. 

2. Also a house and garden bounded with Mr. Thomas Fowle 
south : the streete west : Robert Woodward north : and Thomas 
Buttolph east. 

3. Also an Acre or thereabouts bound with Chaplaine 

east : Richard Parker north : the Comon south : and Mr. Fepes 
west. 

[85.] Mr. William Coleborne ivithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with the high streete east : the 
lane and Edward Belcher south : Jacob Leger north : and . 



Echoarcl Belcliars possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with M^ Colborue east and 
north : the lane south : and William Talmage west. 



[86.] The possession of William Talmage in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the streete on the south : 
Edward Belchar east : and Thomas Snow on the north and on the 
west. 

2. Also a garden bounded with Robt. Walker w^est : Jacob 
Eliot east and south : and the streete north. 

The piossession of Robert Walker in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Snow on the 
east : the Common north : the streete south : and William Brisco 
west. 

*[2. Also a garden bounded with Thomas Snow east : the Com- 
mon north : and : this was bounded before.] 

2. Also a garden bounded with William Talmage east : the 
street north : John Cranwell w^est : and Jacob Eliot south. 

[87.] William Brisco his 2')ossession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Robert Walker east : the 

Common north : the streete south : and Flacke west. 

Thomas Alcock of Dedham granted unto W"\ Brisco of Boston 

* Evidently a clerical error. 



The Book of Possessions. 201 

a lott of twenty acres be it more or lesse, bounded with Edmund 

Crosse on tlie east and Edward Belchar on the west, halfe a mile 

from M^ Hibbins farme : and this was b}^ a deed dat. in the veare 

1644. 

/ 

Raph Roote his 2^ossession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Cranwell east : John 
Cranwell and Richard Croychley south : William Salter west : and 
the streete north. 



[88.] William Salter his possession in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Raph Roote east : the 
Common west : the streete north : Jacob Eliot and Richard 
Croycblej^ south. 

2. Also an Acre in Mr. Colbornes field bounded with Jacob 
Eliot south and east : the ba}^ west : and the Coihon north. 

3. Also at Muddy River eight acres, bounded Robt. Burden 
west : William Brisco east : Nathaniel Woodward, senior, north : 
and Jacob Eliot south. This is againe sould to Eft: Devotion. 
Transfer, lib. 2, page 129. 



JacoT) Eliqts possession within the limits of Boston. 
One house and gai'den bounded with the highway east : the lane 
north : William Talmage west : and Mr. Colborne's field south. 



[89.] Garret Bournes possession loithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Edward Rainsford east : the 
marsh south : and the streete west and north. 



John Cramvells house a7id possessions in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Raph Roote west : Robert 
Walker east : the streete north : and on the south twoe Acres of 
ground belonging to it : which twoe Acres is bounded with the 
garden on the north : Mr. Roe on the east : and Richard Croychley 
on the west and on the south. 



[90.] Edward Rainsfords possession in Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Garret Bourne west : 
David Offley east : the streete north : and the Cove south. 



David Offley s possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Edward Rainsford west ; 
the lane east : the streete north : and the Cove south. 



[91.] M''. Otven Roe his 2^ossession in the limits of Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with the streete north : the. lane 
west : the Cove south : and John Pelton east. 



John Peltons piossession in Boston. 

One house and houselot bounded with Owen Roe west : the 
streete north : the Cove south : and the marsh on the east. 



202 City Document No. 46. 

[93.] Griffith Boivens possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded b^' the streete on the south and 

on the west : Miles Reading on the east : and Cole on the 

north. 



Cole Ms possession within the limits of Boston, 

One house and garden bounded with Griffith Bowen south : the 
streete west : Miles Reading east : and John Odlin north. 



[93.] John Odlin his possession in the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the streete west : Miles 
Reading east : Cole south : and Walter Sinet on the north. 

12 (8) 1G50. John Bateman granted to John Odlin a houselot 
in Boston (lately' bought of John Cuddington) being bounded on 
the north with the lott of sd John Odlin : the lott of Griffith Bowen 
on the south : the high streete west : and Richard Wilson east : 
and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 10 (8) 1650. 

^ John Bateman and 

Test. William A spin wall, a seale. 

John Cuddington. 



Walter Sinets possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Odlin south : the 
streete west : Thomas Buttolph and Miles Readinge east : and 
Jacob Leger north. 



[94:.] Robert Woodioards possession in Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Jacob Leger south : Thomas 
Buttolph east : the high streete west : and the lane north. 



Thomas Wheelers possession in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with the lane south: high 
streete west : the watring place east : and William Blaintaine 
north. 

2. Also at Muddy river fifteene Acres bounded with M^ Hibbins 
west : Cambridg bounds north : Robert Hull east : and Henry Fane 
south. 

[95 . ] Willia7n Blantaines possessio7i in Boston. 

1. One house and garden bounded with Thomas Wheeler south : 
John Hurd north : the streete west : and watring place east. 

2. Also another houselott bounded with John Serch west: Wil- 
liam Brisco east : the streete south : and the Coihon north. 

27 (4) 1G4G. William Davies, Gunsmith, granted to W". Blan- 
taine, carpenter, halfe an Acre of land, be it more or lesse, bounded 
with Thomas Bel west : the Mill streete north : Georg Griggs east : 
and William Blantaine south ; and this was b}"- an absolute deed of 
sale dated 27 (4) 1646, and acknowledged the same da}' before 
John Winthrop, Governor. 



John Hurds possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with William Blantaine south 



The Book or Possessions. 203 

the bigli streete west : Gamaliel Waite east : and Robert Hull 
north. 



[96.] Robert Hulls possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Hurd south : the high 
streete west : Job Judkin north : and Gamaliel Waite east. 



The possession of Job Judkins in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Robert Hull south : Elisa- 
beth Pur ton north : the streete west: and Gamaliel Waite, east. 



[97.] The possessions of Nathaniel Woodward {the elder) in 
Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with the mill lane south : the 
high streete west : John Palmer, Junior, east : and John Marshall 
north. 

John Marshall his possession within the limits of Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nathaniell Woodward, sen- 
ior, on the south : Richard Hogg north : Amos Richardson east : 
and the streete west. 



[98.] Richard Hoggs possession ivithin Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Marshall, south : Na- 
thaniel Eaton north : Amos Richardson and W™. Hudson, East : 
and streete west. Aliened to John Lake, p. 138. 



Nathaniel Eaton his possession within Boston. 
One house and garden bounded with Richard Hogge south : Fran- 
cis East, north: W". Hudson, senior, east: and the streete west. 



[99,] Francis East his possessio7i in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nathaniell Eaton south : 
Charitie * and Richard Waite north : William Hudson east : and 
the streete east.-[ 

Charitie White her possession in Boston. 

One house and smale yard bounded with Francis East, south and 
east : the streete west : and Richard Waite north. 



[100.] Richard Waite his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Charitie White and Francis 
East, south : Edward Fletcher, north : the streete west : and Na- 
thaniell Bishop east. 



Edward Fletchers possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Richard Waite, south : 
Robert Reinolds north : the high streete west : and Nathaniell 
Bishopp east. 

* Evidently a word is dropped — should be Charitie White and Richard Waite. See 
next two lots. 

f iSic. in oriff. Should be west. 



204 City Docibient No. 46. 

[101.] Robert Reinolds his jjossession in Boston. 

One bouse and garden bounded with Edward Fletcher, south : 
the high streete . west : the Fort sti-eete north : and John Steven- 
son, east. 

John Palmer, junior, his possession in Boston. 

One house and 3'ard bonnded with Nathaniel Woodwar, senior, 
west : the Mill streete, south : Amos Richardson, east : and John 
IMarshall, north. 



[103.] Amos Richardson his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with John Palmer, John Ma]-- 
shall and Richard Hogg, west : the streete south : John Palmer, 
senior, east : and William Hudson, senior, and also with Robert 
Scott, north. 

22 (3) 1647. Francis Smith of Boston granted unto Amos 
Richardson of Bost6n, 2 Acres of land purchased by him of Ed- 
ward Jacklin and Richard Sherman, being bounded with W"\ As- 
pinwall north : the comon on the west : the streete on the south :' 
Jane Parker, W"\ Townsend, Edmund Jacklin, Edmund Jackson 
and Ephraim Pope, east. This was by a deed dated the 22 (3) 
1647, and signed before William Aspinwall, publ. Notary. 

John Palmer, senior, his possession in Boston. 

One house and garden or houselott bounded with Amos Richard- 
son, west : Gamaliel Waite, east : Robert Scot and yong W'". 
Hudson, north : 'and the Mill streete, south. 



[103.] Gamaliel Waite his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with John Palmer west : Mr. 
Thomas Oliver, north : Benjamin Negoos easterly- : and the Mill 
streete south. 

Also one garden plott bounded with Richard tlollich, east : 
Elizabeth Purton, west : William Blaintaine south : and the streete 
on the north. 



Benjamin Negoos his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Gamaliel Waite, west : Madid 
Engles, east : Mill streete, south : and M'. Oliver, north. 



[104,] Madid Engles his j^ossession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with M^ Scott, north : Benjamin 
Negoos, westward : William Deming, eastward : and the Mill 
streete southward. 



William Deming Ms possession ivithin the limits of Boston. 
One house and lott bounded Capt. Keine, north : Madid Engles, 
west : and Benjamin Gillom, easterly : and the lane southeast. 



[105.] Richard Oridley his jyossession in Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with the streete south and west 
the Bay, easterl}^ : and John Harrison northerly. 



The Book of Possessions. 205 

Also another lott bounded with Eobert Turner northwest: John 
Harrison southwest : the Bay southeast : and the Fort, northeast. 



John Harrison Jiis 230ssession in Boston. 

One liouse and lott bounded with Richard Gridley soutlierly : 
the Bay, easterly : Richard Gridley, northerly : Robert Turner, 
westerl}'. 



[106.] Nicholas Baxter his possession imthin the limits of 
Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the streete or lane, north and 
west: Edward Browne and the Bay, east: Mathew lyons, south- 
ward. 



• Ethvard Broivne his j^ossession in Boston. 

One house and garden bounded with Nicholas Baxter northerly 
and westerly : the Bay easterly : and Matthew Ij'ons southward. 



[107.] Matthew lyons his possession in Boston. 

(Jne house and lott bounded w4th the lane westward : Nicholas 
Baxter and Edward Browne, northward : the Bay, eastward : and 
W"'. Netherland southwards. 



William Letherland* his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with the lane westward ; the bay 
eastwards : Matthew lyons northward : and Abel Porter and the 
Cove southward. 



[108.] TF'". Teft his possession in Boston. 

Owe house and lott bounded with the Cove, south : the lane 

east : the Mill streete, north : and Thomas Munt and Tuttle, 

vrestward. 



Thomas Munis possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with W™. Teft, east and north : the 
Cove, south : and Jonathan Negoos westward. 

[109o] Jonathan Negoos his possession in Boston. 
One house and lott bounded with Thomas Munt, east : Thomas 
Foster, west : William Teft, north : and .the Cove, south. 



Thomas Foster his possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with Jonathan Negoos, east : Rich- 
ard Woodhouse, west : M''^ Tuttle, north : and the Cove, south. 
Souhito W™. Browne, p. 130. 

The 30 (7) 39. Boston granteth to Tho. Foster, the Com'dr. at 
the Castle Island, a great lot at the Mount for six heads, uppon 
condition expressed for Mount WooUaston lands. This land is 
49 Acres, bounded toward the north with land of M'". Haughs : 
toward the west with land of M^ Benjamin Keaine : toward the 

* This name was first spelled by the clerk as A'etherlaud, as in the preceding line. 
It should be ietherland. 



206 City Document Xo. 46. 

south with the land of Francis L3-all : toward the east with land 
of Nathaniell W'"', and Francis Lyall. If it be aliened from the 
towne, they require 2 Acres in seven to be returned to the towne, 
or 2s. 4d. in steed thereof. 

Teste John Oliver, secret. 



[110.] Richard WoodJiouse his possession in Boston. 

One house and houselott bounded with Thomas Foster on the 
east : John Vyall on the west : Georg Griggs on the north : and 
the Cove on the south. 



Georg Griggs his lott and possession in Boston. 
One houselott bounded with M". Tuttle east : William Da^^es 
west : John Vvall south : and the millne streete north. 



[Ill,] Thomas Bells possession in Boston. 

One house and lott bounded with William Davies east : Richard 
HoUich west : William Blantaiue on the south : and the streete on 
the north. 



Richard Hollich his possession in Itoston. 

One house and lott bounded with Thomas Bell, east : Gamaliel 
Waite, west : William Blaintaine, south : and the streete north. 



[113.] Christopher Laivson his possession in the toivne of 
Boston. 

20 (11) 1645. Richard Bellingham of Boston, Esq. : granted unto 
Christopher Lawson of Boston the one equall p'portionable halfe of 
the marsh land anciently granted to him by the towne of Boston, 
lyeing betweene his owne howse which he bought of ^r. Symons, and 
John Lowes. As appeareth by a deed dated 4 (4) 1644 

Richard Bellingham and a seale. 

Witnes 

Samuel Bellingham 
Thomas Lake. 

20 (6) 1646. Thomas Buttolph of Boston granted unto Chris- 
topher Lawson of Boston a p'cell of land in the Mill field, contein- 
ing foure Acres and halfe, be it more or lesse, bounded with bay 
north east : Nicholas Parker and Val. Hill northwest : and Chris- 
topher Stanley south : and this by deed dated 20 (6) 1646, acknowl- 
edged before John Winthrop, Governor. 



[113.] Robert Nanney his possession in the toivne of Boston. 

25 (1) 1646. David Selleck of Boston granted unto Robert 
Nanne}' his house and garden thereunto belonging with ten foote 
broade for a wa}' leading to the said garden, (formerly purchased 
of Christopher Lawson) and also ten foote of the wharfe in breadth 
from John ilills, and in length from the Dock to his house : being 
bounded with John Hills and the streete westerly : the marsh north- 
erly : the marsh and Nathaniel Long easterly : and the Cove south- 
erly : as appeares by a deed of sale dated 25 (1) 1646 and the 
same day acknowledged before M'. Winthrop, Dep. Gov'. 

David Selleck and a seale. 



The Book of Possessions. 207 

Also David Selleck granted sixe foote more of the wharfe next 
adjo^'neing unto the former ten foote, and this by deed of sale with 
warranty against all men, and provision that he should leave roome 
to passe upon the wharfe, and land goods as the rest of the neigh- 
bours doe. Dat. 29 (5) 1646 and acknowledged the same day before 
M^ Winthrop, Governor. 

16 (7) 1650. Paul Allistre granted to Eobert Nanney his dwell- 
ing house in Boston, taken in execution of a Judgm'. against Rich : 
Straine, bounded with the land of Thomas Lake southwest : Arthur 
Perry northeast : Eobert Wing nortliwest : and the cove southeast, 
(being in breadth 31 foote as appeares by the apprisement) , to- 
gether with the land and wharfe to the sd. house belonging : with 
warrantie against all that shall challeng any title thereto, by, from, 
or under him or Richard Straine or his p'decessors : and this was 
by a deed dated 16 (7) 1650. 

Pau. Allistre and a seale. 

[114 is blank.] 



[115.] Mr. Roger Fletcher his possession in Boston. 

26 (4) 1646. Jeremy Houtchin of Boston in the Massachusetts, 
tanner, granted unto Roger Fletcher, late of London, merch'. his 
dwelling house, garden, orchard and tanpitts in Boston, bounded 
with Benjamin Thwing, south : John Ruggles and Widdow Ilunne 
e'ast : Sudbury streete west : and the lane north. Also a parcell 
of land bounded with John Newgate, southwest : M"'. Staughton, 
northwest : the highway, northeast : and Thomas Ludkin, south- 
east : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 26 (4) 1646. 
Acknowledged the same day before M'. Richard Bellingham. 



[116.] Nicholas Bushie his possession in Boston. 

22 (6) 1646. Edmund Jacklin of Boston granted unto Nicholas 
Busbie, worsted weaver, his dwelling house and garden, be it half 
Acre more or lesse, bounded with Edmund Dennis north : W"\ 
Townsend south : the highstreete east : and Edmund Jacklin west. 
Acknowledged before the Governor, John Winthrop, esq^ ; 22 (6) 
1646. 



[117.] William Hcdlestones ptossession in Boston. 

29 (6) 1646. Edward Fletcher granted unto W". Ilailestone, 
late of Tanton, taylor, part of his dwelling house, viz', the north 
end thereof, being 1 3 foote north and south, and twenty sixe foote 
east and west or thereabout ; with halfe his garden, being thus 
bounded : with Thomas Painter north : the Highway east : Na- 
thaniel Woodward and Edw. Fletcher south : and the High streete 
and Edward Fletcher west: this was by a deed dat. 29 (6) 1646, 
acknowledged before the Governor the same din.y. 

This is againe aliened, p. 128. 



[118.] Henry Shrimpton his 2)ossession in Boston. 

28 (7) 1646. Anthou}' Stoddard and John Leverit sould unto 
Henry Shrimpton of Boston, Brassier, a dwelling house and garden 
in Boston, bounded with the water streete south : the new streete 



208 City Docibient No. 46. 

east : M^ John Wilson* west : and John Parker north : and this 
was b}^ an absokite deed, dat. 9 (5) 1646, aclvnowledged the 26 
(7) 1646, before John Wiuthrop, Governor. 



[119.] Abraham Page his possession in Boston. 

22 (8) 1646. John Steevenson granted his house and j'ard to 
Abraham Page, which is bounded with Nathaniel Bishop east : the 
Fort streete north : and Robert Reinolds south and west : as bj' his 
deed dated 22 (8) 1646 doth appeare. Acknowledged before M'. 
John Wiuthrop, Grovernor, the same day : this is sould to John 
Hanset, page 120. 



[120.] John Hansett his possession in Boston. 

Abraham Page granted unto John Hansett of Roxbur^- his house 
and 3'ard in Boston, bounded on the east with Nathaniel Bishop : 
the Fort streete on the north : and Robert Reiuolds on the south 
and on the west : as appeares by his deed dated the 22 (8) 1646 : 
acknowledged before John Wiuthrop, Governor, the same day. 



[131.] Hezekia Usher his possession in Boston. 

1. 

2. Edmund Jackson of Boston granted unto Hezekiah Usher of 
Boston his house and garden in Boston, bounded with M"". John 
Wilson north and east : the market steed south : and John Coggan 
west : being in front to the street 25 foote, and fourty foote deepe : 
and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dated 1 (12) 1646. 
Acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, 2 (12) 1646. 



[133.] TF". Wicks his possession in Boston. 

John Sweete of Boston granted unto W™. Wicks of Boston a 
certaine house and garden in Boston, bounded with Thomas Ankor 
southeast : Christopher Stanley southwest and northwest : To have 
and to hould to him and his heires for ever : dat. 25 (12) 1644, 
and Acknowledged 12 (1) 1646, before John Winthrop, Governor. 

[133.] Joseph Phijypeni his possession in Boston. 

One housplott which formerly was Anchor Ainsworths, and bj' 
Henry Rashley, Attorney to the sd. Anchor (as b}' his p'curation 
dat. 8 (7) 1645 may appeare) sould unto the aforesaid Joseph: as 
b}^ his deed of sale, dat. 30 (1) 1647 maj- appeare: which deed 
was acknowledged before John Winthrop, Governor, the said 30 
(1)47. 



[134.] The possession of John Jephson in Boston. 

James Oliver by vertue of the last will and testament of John 
Oliver late of Boston deceased, hath granted unto John Jepson 
the house and garden in Boston which formerh' was iM''. John Oli- 
vers : bounded with Valentine Hill southeast and northeast : the 
streete, northwest : and John Pierce and John Knight" southwest : 
as also the lott of Thomas INIarshall which (for one rod length 

* Name indistiQct. 



The Book of Possessions. 209 

abutteth on the southwest at the southerly end of John Knights 
and John Pierces lott : and this was by an absohite deed of sale 
dated 30 (2) 1647, and acknowledged before the Governor the 
same day. 

[135.] The possession of John Anderson in Boston. 

Edmund Grose of Boston granted unto John Anderson of the 
same, shipwright, his dwelling house in Boston, situat next to 
George Halsalls : and this was by an absolute deed of sale dat. 
1.(3) 1647, and acknowledged before the Governor 20th (3) 1647. 

[136.] Francis Smith his j^ossession in Boston. 

22 (3) 1647. Edmund Jaclin of Boston granted unto Francis 
Smith of Boston, one Acre and halfe of land, .be the same more or 
lesse, which was by him form^erly purchased of Daniell Maud and 
Rich. Cooke, being bounded on the north with William Aspinwall : 
the Coinon on the west : Richard Sherman on the south : and W'". 
Townsend and Edmund Jacklin, Edmund Dennis and Ephraim 
Pope on the east : and this was by a deed dated, sealed and d'd 
the 22 (3) 1647 before William Aspinwall, publ. notary. 

22 (3) 1647. Richard Sherman of Boston granted to Francis 
Smith of Boston, halfe an Acre of land in Boston, bounded with 
the said Francis Smith north : the Comon west : the streete south : 
and Jane Parker east : and this was by a deed dat. sealed and d'd 
the 22 (3) 1647 before William Aspinwall, publick Notary. 

Both these are sould, see page 102. 

12 (7) 1648. W"\ Hudson of Boston, Junior, did sell unto 
Francis Smith of Boston, his p't in the dwelling house of W"\ 
Hudson, senior, being fourty six pound (the whole being one hun- 
dred and thirty) : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 
sealed and delivered 12 (7) 1648, in presence of W"\ Aspinwall, 
Not. publ. 

1 (10) 1648. John Milom of Boston, Coop., granted unto Fran- 
cis Smith of Boston his p't in the dwelling house of W™. Hudson, 
senior, being fourty pounds sterl. (the whole being 130") : and 
this was by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 29 (12) 1637. 

5 (11) 1648. W™. Chamberlaine assigned unto Francis Smith 
and his heires forever his house and ground thereto belonging, 
formerly bought of the sd. Francis, being bounded on the north 
with the lane : on the east with the highstreete : Richard Carter 
on the south : and the Comon on the west. This assignment was 
dated 4 (11) 1648. 

W^. Chamberlaine. 

This house was againe sould to Ri. Wilson : p. 

18 (2) 1651. Ambrose Leech of Boston for valuable consider- 
ation granted to Francis Smith a p'cell of land in Boston in breadth 
all betweene the house which is Joseph Wormalls and the land of 
the sd. Francis, being at the streete eight or nine foote more or 
lesse, and so according to the range by the end of Joseph Worm- 
alls house, unto the wharfe or Cove : and this was by a deed dat. 
16 (2) 1651. Signed, sealed and d'd. in presence of W'". Aspin- 
wall, Not'y publ. 



210 City Document No. 46. 

[137.] The possession of Arthur Clarke in Boston. 

5 (5) 1647. Heniy Pease of Boston, planter, granted unto Ar- 
thur Clarke of the same, carpenter, a certaine p'cell of ground, 
being in breadth fourty two foote and ^ at the front, and ninety 8 
foote and ^ in length on the southwest side : the otiier side being 
ninety one foote and ^ : and the end 38 foote : bounded on the 
southeast with the streete : Mr. Paine southwest : and his owne 
lott on the northeast and northwest : and this was b}' an absolute 
deed of sale, dat. 28 (4) 1647, and acknowledged before M"". Nowel 
5 (5) 1647. 

I, W". Ting, doe heereby Give halfe my five lots of land of the 
Betweene goodm. Fippennys and the bridge in Boston to 
my Couzen .Jno. Fraucklyn, to him and his heires for ever. Bos- 
ton. 15, 11"'" 1652. 

Entred and recorded 2 Feb. 1652, p. Edw. Rawson, Recorder. 

The testimony of W". Francklin, aged about forty five j'ears ; 
being by occasion at M'. W". Tings house upon the 15 (11) 1652, 
hard M'. W™. Tinge sav that one half of the five Roods of land 
belowe the high way betweene the bridge and goodman Fippennies, 
he did give to his Cozen John Francklin, and would confirme it by 
deede to him. 

Taken upon oath, the first of the 12"'°- 1652 before Mr. Ilib- 
bins. 

Entred and Recorded, 2d February 1652. Edward Rawson, 
Recorder. 

This deede of guift within written under Capt. W"\ Tings own 
hand, I, W'°. Phillips, jun., of Boston do testifie that it was d'd 
unto my Brother John Franckling by M^ Willm. Tinge in my pres- 
ence : Avitnes my hand this (1) da}' of the 12 mo. 1652. 

Taken upon oath the 1st the 12 mo. 1652 before Mr. Hibbins. 

Entred and Recorded 2d februar}' 1652. p. Edw. Rawson, 
Recorder. 

[138.] Richard Lippincot his p)Ossession in Boston. 

31 (5) 1647. William Hailstone of Boston, Tailor, granted 
unto Rich. Lippincot of Boston, Barber, his house and garden in 
Boston, bounded with Tho. Painter north : the high street and Ed- 
ward Fletchers garden west : the high way east : Nathaniel Wood- 
ward and Edward Fletcher south : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale, dat. 31 (5) and acknowledged before M^ Endicot 
10th of the 6"'°- 1647. 

[129.] John Vyall his jwssession in Boston. 

One house and garden containing halfe an Acre bounded on the 
east Richard Woodhouse : the high way on the west : Georg Griggs 
north : and the marsh and Cove on the South. 

Aliened to W"'. Cosin, Booke 2, page 27. 

[130.] TT™. Broivne his possession in Boston. 

Thomas Foster granted to W". Brown late of Salem, his house 
and garden in Boston, bounded with Jonathan Negoos east : Georg 
Griggs north : Richard Woodhouse west : and Cove south : and 



The Book of Possessions. 211 

this was by au absolute deed dat. 13 (8) 1647: and acknowledged 
before the Governor the same da}^ 



[131. j Thomas Beamont his possession in Boston. 

Thomas Foster of Boston granted unto Tho : Beamont of Lon- 
don, Mariner, fourtie nine Acres of land at Mount Woollaston, 
bounded on the north b}' M''. Atherto Haugh : Benjamin Keane on 
the west : Francis Lyle south : Nathaniell Williams and Francis 
Lyle on the east. And this was b}' a deed of absolute sale, dat. 
9 (8) 1647: and acknowledged before the Governor 19 (8) 1647. 

Also he granted a h3'ewa3' of six foote to be maintained between 
Barnabas Fawer, James Mattox, Arthur Perry and his owne, at 
the head of the lotts. 14(1)1648. 



[133.] William Chamberlaine his possessio7i in Boston. 

9 (9) 1647. Francis Smith granted unto William Chamberlaine 
his house and garden togetlier with the shopp and houseinge unto 
the same belonging, being bounded on the north with the lane : on 
the west with the Comon : the high streete east : and Richard Car- 
ter south : and this was by an absolute deed dat. 30th of October 
1647 ; acknowledged the 9 (9) 1647 before M^ Hibbins. 

This was again assigned to Francis Smith, see p. 126, 



[133.] Barnabas Fawer his 2yossession in Boston. 

14 (1) 1647. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto Barnabas 
Fawer of Boston, a houselott in Boston bounded with the Cove 
southeast : tlie lane northeast : James Mattocks southwest : and 
his owne norwest : and this by an absolute deed of sale, dat. 23 
(9) 1646, and acknowledged "before Mr. W". Hibbins, 14 (7) 
1647. 



[134.] James 3'Iattox his possession in Boston. 

14 (1) 1647. Valentine Hill grants unto James Mattox in Bos- 
ton a certaine houselott in Boston, bounded with Arthur Perry 
southwest : the Cove southeast : Barnabas Fawer northeast : and 
his owne land northwest : and this was by a deed dat. 23 (9) 1646, 
and acknowledged before M^ W'". Hibbins 14 (1) 1648. Also he 
granted a hyewa3'e of six foote to be maintained at the head of the 
lotts of Barnabas Fawer, James Mattox and Arthur Perry for 
theire accommodation and his owne. 14 (1) 1647. 

[135.] The possession of Robert Turner, shoomaker., ' in 
Boston. 

14 (2) 48. Valentine Hill granted unto Robert Turner, one 
house and garden in Boston, bounded with Thomas Buttolph 
north: Thomas Hawkins south: John Biggs west: and the. streete 
east: and this was by deed dat. 1 (10) 1644, and acknowledged 
before M^ Bellingham 10 (2) 1648. 



[136.] Tlie possessions of Christopher Clarke of Boston. 
12 (8) 1648. Nicholas Willis of Boston granted unto Christo- 
pher Clarke of the same, mariner, his house and garden bounded 



212 City Document No. 46. 

with John Button southwest : the street east : Thomas Painter 
northerly : and James Everill westerly : and this was by an abso- 
lute deed of sale dated 12 (3) 1648. 

Nicholas Willis and a seale. 
Sealed and d'd in presence of < 

WiLLAIM ASPINWALL 

James Allison. 

[137.] The possession of James Nash in Boston. 

7 (4) 1648. John Milom of Boston granted unto James Nash 
of Waymouth, a certaine pareell of marsh in Boston, being fourty 
foote in breadth at the front, bounded with the Mill creeke south- 
west ; the highway northwest : M''. W™. Ting northeast and south- 
east, as farr as low water marke : and this was by a deed, dated 
and sealed before William Aspinwall, Notary publ. 7 (4) 1648. 

[138.] John Lake his 2'>ossession in Boston. 

14 (4) 1648. Richard Hogg of Boston sould unto John Lake of 
Boston his house and garden in Boston, bounded with John Mar- 
shall south : Nathaniel Eaton north : Amos Richardson and W™. 
Hudson east : and the high streete west : as appeared by a deed 
dat. 21 (8) 1645. witnes Philemon Pormort. Sould to Thomas 
Wiborne, p. 139. 

26 (4) 1648. Thomas Wibourne granted unto John Lake of 
Boston a certaine p'cell of land, conteineing eleven perches be the 
same more or lesse, being bounded with Robt. Reinolds on the 
north and the east : Edward Fletcher south : and the high streete 
west: and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 26 (4) 1648, sealed 
and delivered before me, William Aspinwall, Notaiy publick. 

[139.] Thomas Wiborne his possession in Boston. 

14 (4) 1648. John Lake granted unto Thomas Wiborne his 
dwelling house in Boston and the garden thereto belonging, being 
bounded on the south with John Marshall : Nathaniel Eaton north : 
Amos Richardson and W"". Hudson east : the high streete west : 
and this was by an absolute deed of sale, Dated the 14 (4) 1648, 
before William Aspinwall, pu.blick Notary. 

[140.] Joh7i Phillips Jiis 2)ossessio7i in Boston. 

16 (4) 1648. John Milom granted unto John Phillips all that 
his dwelling house and shop and garden in Boston, bounded on 
the northeast with John Hill : the lane southwest : Tho. Yow* 
northwest : and the Cove southeast : and this was sealed and 
delivered the 16 (4) 1648, before me, W"\ Aspinwall Notary 
publ. 



[141.] Henry Broimie his piossessioV' in Boston. 

20 (4) 1648. William Douglas of Boston granted unto Henry 
Browne of Limehouse, mariner, a pareell of land, part of his 
houselott in Boston,, containeing fifty six perches, three quar- 

*Thi8 name may be Low or How. 



The Book of Possessions. 213 

ters, of land, be the same more or lesse ; being in front at the sea 
thirty one foote, and in front toward the streete fyve rod, three 
foote, or thereabouts : bounded on the northeast with Joseph 
Baster, the River and W'". Douglas : on the southeast with W". 

Douglas and the streete : on the southwest, W™. Phillips and 

and on the northwest with Joseph Baster and Thomas 



Anchor : and this was by an absolute deed of sale, sealed and d'd 
in presence of rae, William Aspinwall, Not. publ. the 20 (4) 
1648. 



[142.] W". Douglas his possessio7i in Boston. 

Walter Merry in behalfe of hiiuselfe and Thomas Anchor, granted 
unto W™. Douglas of Boston, Coop., one dwelling house in Boston, 
situate betweene the lotts of John Sweete and John Seabury, to- 
gether with the shopp which was Thomas Anchors and the ground 
thereunto belonging : and this was by an absolute deed dated 1 (3) 
1646, acknowledged before M^ Bellingham 15^ (4) 1648. 

Walter Merry granted unto W"\ Douglas one little house with 
the ouse * late in the tenure and occupation of John Newgrove, 
adjoj'ning to the former house and ground, to have and to hould 
the said house and ground to him and his lunres forever. Dat. 12 
(1) 1647,. and acknowledged before Mr. Bellingham, 15 (4) 1648. 



[143.] John Baker his 2^ossession in Boston. 

1 (4) 1648. Joseph Phippeni granted unto Joh. Baker the moietie 
or one halfe of his house lott, being in breadth twentie foote, 
bounded on the south with Thomas Savage : W". Phillips west : 
the said Joseph Phippeni north : and the Bay east : and this was 
by an absolute deed of sale, sealed and d'd in presence of W'". Aspin- 
wall,' publ. Notarie. 



[144.] if''. TP*. Davies, Apothecary, his jjossession in Boston. 

2 (6) 1648. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto W"\ Davies 
a certaine p'cell of land in the Newfield in Boston, being foure 
Acres more or lesse, bounded on the north with James Pen : John 
Biggs and James Pen on the west : Robert Turner on the east : 
and Thomas Buttolph on the south : and this was by an absolute 
deed of sale sealed and delivered before W". Aspinwall Not. 
publ. the 2 (6) 1648. 



[145.] Richard Bennet his possession in Boston. 

26 (6) 1648. W"\ Phillips and Susan his wife granted unto 
Richard Bennet of Boston twoe or three Acres of land in Boston 
in the Mill field, bounded with theii-e owne land northwest, south- 
west and northeast : and on the southeast with lands of the sd. Rich- 
ard Bennet and W"'. Phillips : and this was by a deed sealed and 
delivered 26 (6) 1648, before William Aspinwall, Not. publicke. 

12 (1) 1650. Thomas Clark of Boston, merch'., for valuable 
consideration rec'd., granted to Richard Bennet of Boston one 
quarter of an Acre of land in Boston, in the ipill field, bounded 

*Thus in the original. 



214 City Document No. 46. 

with the barne and barne yard of the sd. Rich, on the northeast : 
the streete southeast : W"\ Phillips southwest and northwest : and 
this was by a deed dated 12 (1) 1650, before me W". Aspinwall 
sealed and delivered. 



[146.] Richard Straine his possessioyi in Boston. 

25 (7) 1648. Valentine Hill of Boston granted unto Richard 
Straine of of* Boston, one Acre of land in Boston, be the same 
more or lesse, being bounded on the southwest with M'. Nathaniell 
Eldred : M'. John Oliver and the high wayes northwest and north- 
east : Arthur Perr}' and the grate Cove southeast : and this was by an 
absolute deed of sale dated the 27th of August 1648, and Acknowl- 
edged by M^ Hill before mee W". Aspinwall 25 (7) 1648. Witnes 
Henry Shrimpton and Thorn. Bomsted. 

[147.] George Michell his possession in Boston. 

10 (8) 1648. Joseph Phippeni of Boston granted unto George 
Michell a house and house lott in Boston, bounded on the north 
with Capt. Thomas Hawkins : John Baker on the south : the Bay 
on the east : and W"\ Phillips on the west : and this was by a deed 
dat. 10 (8) 1648, before W". Aspinwall, Not. publ. 



[148.] John Langdon his possession in Boston. 

Nathaniell Woodward, Junior, granted unto John Langdon of 
[Bo]tston, his dwelling house and garden in Boston, being bounded 
on the [south] t with Richard Waite : Edward Fletcher on the 
north : Nathaniell Bishop on the east : and the high streete on the 
west: and this was by an absolute deed, dat. 16 (8) 1648, sealed 
and d'd before William [Aspin]twall and Robert Button. 



[149.] Rice Jonies his possessioji in Boston. 

17 (y) 1648. Robert Burnam granted unto Rice Jones of Bos- 
ton a houslott in Boston, bounded on the south with Robert 
Burnam : ould Rawlins on the north : the highway east : and W"\ 
Phillips west: and this was by a deed, dat. 17J (9) 1648, before 
W . Aspinwall, Not. publ. 




[Here ends the Record of Possessions, the next page, the reverse 
of p. 149, being occupied with part of a contemporaneous in- 
dex. At the foot of pp. 145-149 are some notes of stray cattle 
recorded in 1675 by Free Grace Bendall, and in 1693 by another 
clerk.] 

* Repeated thus. 

t Nearly illegible in original. 

i This date may be read 27 (9) 1648. 



The Book of Possessions. 215 

The following document is undoubtedly worth a place ; it is at 
the foot of p. 145 : — 

Massachusetts Collony John Leverett, esq'. Gov^ 

IN New England 

[The Seale.] To all people who shall see these presents or 
hear them read, greeting. Know yee that Lancellot Talbott and 
Joseph Smith have bought of the Treesurer of this Collony seaven 
Indians, viz'. George, William, Hawkins, great David, Rouley, 
John Indian and Tommoquin, which Indians were sentenc'd to be 
sould for slaves : to which end the said Talbott and Smith may trans- 
port them to any place out of this Continent. In testimony of the 
truth hereof, I have caused the publique seale of the Collony to be 
affixed hereunto, this 22 of 9'^'" 1675, Ano'q. Regni Regis Caroli. 
secuudi, nunc Aug* xxvii. 

John Leverett, Gov'. 

Recorded and compard, 20*. 9'^'. 75, pr. F. Bendall, Rec. 

* The noxt word is indistinct. 



INDEX 



INDEX OF NAMES 



Addams, 49, 87, 102, 118, 122, 129, 134, 138, 
142, 150, 154, 17'2. 

Addlngton, 141, 161, 190. 

Ainsworth, 188, 208. 

Albye, 49, 59. 

Alcock, 15, 104, 109, 123, 126, 200. 

Aldrich, 50. 

Alford, 154. 

Allen, 49, 95, 106, 128, 1G3, 164. 

Allington, 182. 

AUiston. 212. 

Allistre, 207. 

Aiidersoune, 60, 91, 110, 165, 176, 179, 209. 

Andrew, 133. 

Angler, 181. 

Ankor, 208, 213. 

Arnould, 49, 57, 58, 63, 112, 165, 176. 

Arratt, 14, 26. 

Ashley, 143. 146. 

Aspinell, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 21, 22, 160. 

Aspynwall, 6, 7. 14, 29, 38, 91, 108, 114, 119, 
162, 165, 168. 169, 172, 173, 175, 179, 180, 
181, 183, 184, 186, 187, 188, 190, 191, 193, 
194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 200, 202, 204, 209, 
212, 213, 214. 

Atkinson, 55, 94, 111, 120, 122. 

Atwood, 71, 102, 108, 195. 

Audley, 9, 160. 

Avery, 126, 163. 

Award, 31. 

Ayres, 116. 

Bagley, 151. 

Baker, 68, 98, 105, 139, 150, 164, 165, 213, 214. 

Ballentine, 158. 

Balstone, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 

17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37, 38, 

83, 94, 95, 96, 139, 160, 184. 
Barker, 197. 
Barlow, 178. 
Barnard, 108. 

Barnes, 96, 97, 99, 114, 120, 126, 133, 153, 155. 
Barrel!, 36, 49, 55, 86, 95, 111, 114, 118, 126, 

166, 185, 186. 
Barrett, 134. 
Basse, 71, 96, 97. 
Batman, 110. 
Batts, 126. 
Baj-tes, 18, 26, 26, 28, 39, 52, 127, 148, 165, 

180, 185. 
Baytman, 94, 99, 105, 121, 202. 
Baxter, 43, 71, 95, 165, 213, 265. 
Beamont, 165, 211. 
\^Beamsley, 23, 62, 92, 97, 99, 100, 102, 108, 110, 

129, 131, 134, 138, 141, 165, 174, 189, 192, 

198. 
Becke, 23, 57, 59, 78, 83, 85, 95, 100, 110, 118, 

123, 165, 168, 181, 182, 190, 192. 
Belcher, 3, 14, 98, 114, 165, 200, 201. 
Belknap, 138. 
Bell, 31, 37, 46, 67, 81, 95, 100, 125, 150, 165, 

202, 206. 
Bellingham, 2, 3, 4, 20, 27, 44, 46, 48, 52, 64, 

55, 56, 67, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 66, 67, 

68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 79, 8.3, 93, 111, 

113, 160, 165, 168. 170, 176, 177, 179, 181, 

183, 186, 187, 195, 206, 207, 211, 213. 



Bellman, 118. 

Bendall, 9, 20, 22, 25, 27, 34, 40, 46, 52, 63, 75, 
76, 79, 80, 84, 86, 92, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 106, 
122, 136, 160, 165, 169, 170, 175, 180, 183, 
187. 188, 189, 215. 

Benjamin, 151. 

Bennett, 58, 101, 104, 105, 114, 120, 134, 136, 
138, 163, 164, 165, 174, 183, 213. 

Berry, 80, 87, 89. 

Bibble, 21. 

Bidggood, 41. 

Bigge, 23, 56, 63, 68, 79,160, 165, 168, 174, 181, 
182, 211, 213. 

Bird, 50, 122, 144. 

Bishop, 99, 143, 154, 165, 188, 195, 203, 208, 214. 

Bitfield, 50, 108. 

Blackstone, 2, 25, 26, 32, 72. 

Blague, 137. 

Blake, 128, 137, 143, 160. 

Blauchard, 163, 164. 

Blancher, 88, 106. 

Blantaine, 165, 202, 204, 206. 

Blanton, 44, 48, 87, 88. 92, 94, 121, 123, 126, 
133, 134, 138, 139, 167. 

Blesdall. 141. 

Bligh, 112. 

Blott. 9, 68, 74, 95, 144. 162, 165, 165, 199. 

Blysse, 50. 

Bomstead, 214. 

Boston, 2, 3, 12, 38, 39, 47, 48, 54, 56, 57, 69, 
61, 62, 67, 69, 72, 73, 77, 80, 84, 87, 88, 90, 
92, 96, 97, 99, 101, 103, 105, 108, 111, 113, 
118, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 1.32, 133, 137, 
147, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 168, 169, 170, 
171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 
180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 

189, 190, 191, 193, 194, 195, 196. 197, 198, 

199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 
208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214. 

Bosworth, 9, 80, 160, 165, 172, 174, 180, 182, 

190, 192, 195, 196, 197, 198. • 
Bourne, 23, 27, 66, 58, 59, 100, 107, 108, 110, 

118, 121, 165, 174, 175, 201. 

Bowen, 38, 78, 96, 165, 186, 202. 

Boyden, 154. 

Brack ett, 9, 38, 48, 49, 191. 

Bradford, 46, 113. 

Bradstreet, 124. 

Brattle, 150, 159. 

Brayntree, 54, 59, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 71, 72, 74, 
76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 92, 95, 96, 97, 99, 
101. 102, 105, 106, 133, 135, 136, 144, 172, 
173, 174, 176, 176, 182, 185, 186, 188, 196, 
198. 

Breedon, 156. 

Brenton. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
16, 17, 18, 19, 29, 37, 94, 104, 105, 108, 109, 
110, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 
122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 136, 138, 140, 141, 142, 160. 

Brewster, 143, 147. 

Bridgham, 114, 155, 158, 193, 194. 

Briscoe, 48, 52, 63, 65, 68, 71, 88, 90, 143, 165, 

200, 201, 202. 
Brockett, 34. 
Brooks, 121. 
Broome, 138. 



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Index of Names. 



Broughtoii, 112, 119, 139, 143, 144, 146, 148, 
149, 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 157. 

Browne, 22, 24, 26, 32, 66, 68, 95, 165, 168, 
172, 176, 181, 190, 196, 205, 210, 212. 

Bruff, 119. 

Bulgar, 22, 24. 

BuUeoke, 22. 

Burchall, 26, 124. 

Burden, 32, 33, 34, 44, 45, 53, 62, 66, 67, 74, 

99, 101, 102, 106, 117, 165, 170, 171, 174, 
180, 184, 185, 186, 188, 190, 199, 201. 

Burges, 113. 

Burnham, 214. 

Burnc-U, 68. 

Burrill, 94. 135, 140. 

Busby, 165, 207. 

Busliby, 92. 

Buehnall, 9, 15, 24, 26, 26, 31, 141. 

Bushwell, 184, 187. 

Butler, 94, 96. 

Butman, 98, 99, 100. 

Buttalph, 29, 30, 56, 59, 61, 72, 88. 90, 92, 97, 

155, 158, 165, 169, 172, ISl, 182, 189, 192, 
195, 20U, 202, 206, 211, 213. 

Buttle, 44, 48, 60, 66, 85, 114. 

Button, 9, 16, 17, 39, 54, 57, 58, 59, 66, 74, 78, 

92, 94, 99, 104, 117, 160, 165, 172, 182, 185, 

186, 212, 214. 

Cambridge, 52, 56, 61, 62, 69, 106, 119, 123. 

125, 136, 146, 169, 202. 
Canes, 54. 
Carter, 41, 49, 53, 95, 122, 143, 165, 171, 181, 

199,-200, 209, 211. 
Castle, 42, 82, 84, 86, 128, 205. 
Cawsey, 182. 

Cedar,' 22, 23, 24, 146, 147, 158, 192, 197, 200. 
Chafey, 32, 73, 78, 89, 95, 165, 172, 178, 179. 
Chamberlain, 105, 165, 209, 210, 211. 
Chandler, 91. 
Chapin, 143, 147. 
Chaplaine, 200. 
Chapman, 68. 

Chappell, 32, 33, 165, 178, 179, 198. 
Charles, 18, 19, 23, 24, 48, 61, 62, 169, 185, 192. 
Charltowne, 7, 27, 28, 33, 64, 67, 69, 71, 72, 73, 

74, 82, 95, 100, 106, 112, 113, 119, 123, 182, 
183, 195. 

Cheeseborrowe, 2, 3, 5, 7, 20, 47, 61. 

Cheevars, 114, 150, 165, 175. 

Chickley, 150. 

Child, 154. 

Clapton, 34. 

Clarke, 31, 44, 46, 50, 76, 85, 94, 65, 97, 99, 

100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 
110, 112, 113, 118, 120, 126, 128, 134, 143, 

156, 165, 172, 174, 176, 177, 178, 179, 182, 
183, 184, 189, 192, 198, 199, 210, 211, 213. 

Clifford, 76. 

Clow, 137. 

CoddingtoD, 1, 8, 6, 7. 8, 9, 14, 16, 16, 17, 18, 
20, 21, 38, 41, 47, 88, 160, 202. 

Co^an, 2, 3, 8, 21, 28, 35, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 
51, 62, 54, 55, 56, 58, 62, 106, 113, 128, 151, 
152, 160, 165, 168, 170, 172, 174, 186, 208. 

Coggeshall, 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 16, 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 28, 30, 31, 160. 

Colburn, 2, 3, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 
16, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 
30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, .-56, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 
43, 44, 45, 48, 61, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 

75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
100, 101, 102, 108, 135, 160, 165, 190, 193, 
200, 201. 

Cole, 2, 12, 13, 16, 29, 38, 42, 66, 92, 99, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
141. 142, 160, 165, 172, 175, 176, 177, 178, 
179, 195, 196, 202. 

Collyns, 50, 134. 

Conipton, 94, 96, 165, 193, 194. 



Concord, 37. 

Cooke, 67, 90, 109, 112, 117, 139, 157, 165, 176, 

180, 182, 186, 189, 190, 196, 197, 198, 209. 
Copp, 90, 95. 144, 165, 172. 
Corunoll, 35, 38. 
Cornwell, 184. 
Cosin, 210. 
Cotton, 3, 6, 13, 25, 26, 99, 103, 108, 113, 122, 

129, 138, 146, 160, 163, 164, 165, 168, 170, 

Courser, 26, 33, 55, 59, 60, 73, 74, 76, 90, 99, 

103, 108, 112, 114, 118, 123, 134, 137, 143, 
10, 153, 154, 165, 170, 171, 191. 

Covev, 50. 
Cowel, 160. 
Cox, 182. 
Coxall, 2. 
Coy, 130. 

Crabtree, 31,45,110. 
Cramme, 22, 23, 26. 
Crane, 108. 

Cranwell, 25, 33, 165, 200, 201. 
Critchley, 46, 118, 122, 150, 192, 193. 
Cromwell, 163. 
Crosse, 201. 

Croychley, 165, 193, 201. 
Crumwell. 102, 108. 
Cullick, 146. 

Cullvmore, 10, 11, 12, 30, 78, 114, 128, 132, 
137, 138, 139, 143, 165, 173, 176, 177, 178, 183. 
Cunny, 129, 134, 146, 148. 
Curtys, 44, 83, 140. 

Dane, 169, 179. 
Davenport, 128. 
Dasset, 50. 

DaviBse, 25, 33, 34, 52. 53, 54, 61, 69. 72, 73, 
80, 84, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 101, 103, 

104, 1115, 106, 108, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 
123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 
132, 1.33, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138. 140, 141, 
142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150. 
151, 152, l,'i3, 154, 155, l.=i6, 157, 158, 165, 
171. 172, 173, 174, 189, 190, 196, 197, 202, 

206, 213. 
Dawes, 127, 128, 151. 
Dawson, 58. 

Day, 57, 60, 73. 

Deacons, 4. 

Deare, 13, 58, 60, 65, 68, 82, 92, 93, 97, 125. 

Dedbam, 56. 57, 69, 106, 169, 200. 

Demiug, 103, 107, 165, 193, 204. 

Deninge, 14, 26, 163. 

Dennys, 19, 31, 69, 95, 106, 166, 196, 197, 198, 

207, 209. 
Deputie, 8, 55. 
Derman, 155. 

Devotion, 106, 118, 121, 201. 
Dewer, 143, 154. 
Dexter, 67. 

Digges, 174. 

Dinsdall, 114, 118, 123, 129, 134, 143, 160, 164, 

165, 194. 
Doolittle, 114, 123. 
Dorchester, 4, 7, 12, 15, 39, 67, 76, 96, 126, 

127, 183. 
Dorryfall, 9, 19. 
Douglass, 65, 88, 100, 102, 134, 138, 139, 166, 

212, 213. 
Doutcb, 131. 
Downings, 184. 
Dowse, 45, 143, 165, 170, 185. 
Dra';e, 161. 

Drury, 118, 122, 129, 153. 
Dunbar, 163. 
Duncan, 103, 112, 114. 
Dunster, 165, 170, 182. 
Dyer, 8, 29, 31, 126. 
Dyneley, 16, 24, 193. 

East, 30, 95, 152, 165, 189, 203. 
Eaton, 105, 189, 192, 197, 203, 212. 
Eavens, 103, 181. 
Edsell. 143. 



Index of Names. 



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Edwards, 91. 

Eldred, 214. 

Elkyn, 24, 25, 26. 

Ellyot, 9. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 31, 32, 
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44. 45, 46 
48, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62 
63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 
76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 
89, 90, 91, 92, 93. 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 
101, 102, 107, 123, 129, 135, 146, 160, 164 
165, 189, 192, 193, 200, 201. 

Else, 116. 

Erains, 93. 

Endlcott, 210. 

England, 134, 161, 162. 

Engels, 204. 

English, 107, 113, 128, 154. 

Everett, 129, 168. 

Everill, 3, 13, 17, 36, 39, 54, 60, 62, 68, 72, 87 
88, 89. 90, 91,92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 
105, 106, 108, 130, 137, 138, 139, 144, 165, 
173, 176, 181, 185, 186, 191, 195, 198, 199, 
211. 

Fairbanks, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26, 32, 
35. 37, 39, 40, 45, 62. 57, 68, 73, 74, 103, 

104, 165, 170, 171, 182, 184, 190, 194, 195, 
196. 

Fairewether, 9, 28, 29, 30. 
Fallowell, 41. 
Fanes, 165, 170, 180, 202. 
Faour, 86, 92, 94, 163, 165, 211. 
Farnham, 118, 121, 173. 
Farnieides, 122. 
Fanlkner, 149, 160, 172. 
Feeld, 112. 
Firman, 1, 2. 
Fish, 165, 173. 

Fisher, 21, 28, 30, 125, 127, 134, 135, 168. 
Fitch, 24. 
Flack, 54, 200. 

Fletcher, 48, 66, 70, 90, 102, 103, 111, 114, 166, 
. 195, 203, 204, 207, 210, 212, 214. 
Flint, 18, 47, 80, 165, 199. 
Floyd, 120. 
Find, 95. 
Foote, 117. 

Forthill, 8, 77, 79, 128, 130, 158, 189, 194. 
Foster, 42, 139, 165, 175, 2U5, 206, 210. 
Fowle, 42, 46, 82, 86, 87, 88, 101, 165, 169, 182, 

200. 
Foxcroft, 165, 187, 188. 
Foxery, 113. 
Franklmg, 68. 79, 84, 86, 89, 97, 98, 69, 104, 

105, 110, 115, 117, 153, 165, 170, 181, 187, 
210. 

Frary, 133, 154. 
■French, 60. 
Friend, 51. 
Fryar, 141. 

Gallop, 12, 13, 19, 28, 46, 76, 77, 78, 81, 100, 

165, 178, 179, 196. 
Gardiner, 134, 146, 149. 
Garner, 8. 
Garrold, 37. 
Gibbon, 15, 18, 21, 28, 38, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 

48, 51, 52, 55, 66, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 

66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 78, 79, 

80, 82, 83, 84, 88, 89, 90, 123, 127, 163, 165, 

169, 170, 172, 173, 181, 187. 
Gibson, 91, 94, 99, 127, 172. 
Gilbert, 60, 135. 
Gilford, 113. 
Gillam, 19, 27, 28, 33, 39, 52, 54, 94, 96, 139, 

142, 144, 165, 193, 194, 204. 
Glover. 29, 99, 10], 102, 118, 125, 129, 141, 144, 

145, 165, 170, 184. 
Gold, 138. 

Goodwine, 63, 165, 172, 173. 
Goose, 118, 122, 128. 
Gore, 178. 
Goultrop, 68, 186. 
Graine, 40. 



Grams, 46, 165, 170, 184. 

Graves, 139. 

Gray, 31, 63. 

Greenclif, 120. 

Greene, 9, 121, 123, 129, 131, 143. 

Greenfield, 12. 

Greenliff, 126, 130. 

Greensmyth, 12. 

Gridley, 9, 17, 33, 39, 53, 55, 90, 111, 120, 129, 

130, 132, 148, 160, 151, 154, 160, 166, 189, 

191, 200. 204, 205. 
Griggs, 9, 23, 24, 33, 87, 95, 110, 165, 175, 202, 

206, 210. 
Grosse, 15, 17, 26, 88, 44, 45, 53. 91, 136, 151, 

160, 165, 173, 174, 176, 189, 209. 
Grower, 154. 
Grubb, 2. 3, 16, 31, 38, 46, 53, 56, 72, 87, 88, 

90, 95, 158, 165, 174, 192, 196, 197 
Gryne, 35, 40. 

Gunnyson, 15, 67, 93, 99, 166, 170, 184. 
Gutteridge, 66. 

Hagburn, 59, 78. 

Haileslone, 106, 207, 210. 

Hale, 120. 

Hall, 92. 

Halsoll, 88, 89, 98, 99, 103, 166, 209. 

Halston, 88. 

Hamberyes, 113. 

Hames, 127. 

Hanberry, 97, 127, 142. 

Hansett, 20, 166, 208. 

Harbar, 49. 

Harbert, 111. 

Hardinge, 1, 2, 8, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 
28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 
44, 45, 48, 88, 94, 96, 105, 131, 160. 

Harker, 9, 95, 123, 129, 166, 174, 199. 

Harris, 133. 

Harrison, 86, 166, 204, 205. 

Hart, 135. 

Harwood, 15, 34, 128, 188. 

Hary, 154. 

Hathaway, 50. 

Haulgh, 7, 9. 18, 21, 22, 31, 34, 35, 38, 47, 48, 
52, 55, 56, 67, 58, 61, 83, 156, 164, 166, 169, 
194, 196, 197, 205, 211. 

Hawes, 173. 

Hawker, 23. 

Hawkins, 31, 37, 52, 77, 78, 81, 8i 
120, 166, 170, 174, 176, 179, 
186, 188. 192, 211, 214, 215. 

Hayward, 195. 

Hearsey, 118. 

Heaton, 24. 

Henricks, 44. 

Henry, 81. 

Hervert College, 118. 

Hewstead, 46. 

Hibbins, 41, 44, 62, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 
60, 61, 62, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 103, 108, 
115, 126, 163, 166, 169, 189, 190, 192, 193, 

194, 199, 201, 202, 210, 211. 
Hickborne, 100, 116, 128. 
Higgins, 156. 

Hill, 20, 30, 38, 52, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, ( 
72, 73, 74. 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 8 
84, 86, 87, 89, 92, 94, 96, 97, 101, 117, 122, 
149, 166, 168, 171, 173, 174, 176, 177, 178, 
179, 180, 181, 182, 187, 188, 189, 191, 192, 

195, 196, 198, 206, 208, 211, 212, 213, 214. 
Hogg, 2, 13, 15, 29, 88, 44, 45, 47, 48, 61, 63, 

64, 55, 58, 66, 70, 75, 166, 189, 197, 203, 204, 

212. 
Holbridge, 122. 
Holioke, 100, 101. 
Holland, 140. 
Holledge, 38, 88, 95. 
HoUich, 166, 204, 206. 
Hord, 39. 
Houghton, 179. 
Houlton, 9, 23, 108. 
How, 126, 143. 



, 94, 100, 113, 
80, 182, 183, 



3, 70, 71, 
1, 82, 83, 



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Howard, 32. 

Howcliin, 92, 93, 94. 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 
102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 
113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 

122, 134, 157, 166, 170, 180, 185, 207. 
Howen, 54, 69, 83, 84, 108, 112, 166, 171, 180. 

185. 

Hudson, 3, 8, 11. 12, 13, 19, 20, 30, 32, 33, 34, 
39, 41, 44, 51, 52, 66, 67, 68, 73, 80, 90, 94, 
95, 96, 113, 121. 124, 130, 143, 145, 150, 152, 
155, 160, 166, 170, 177, 178, 179, 180, 182, 
184, 186, 189, 190, 195, 196, 203, 204, 209! 
212. 

Hues, 81. 

Hull, 14, 19, 42, 43. 47, 66, 90, 105, 123, 134, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 
144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153, 
154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 166, 175, 202, 203. 

Hunne, 31, 166, 170, 171, 176, 185, 186, 2u7. 

Hunt, 186. 

Hurd, 42, 48, 66, 93, 102, 166, 202, 203. 

Hutchinson, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 30, 32, 38 
39, 40, 41, 45, 47, 48, 55, 77, 78, 83, 94, 96 
108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 123, 134, 135, 136, 143, 155, 159, 160 
166, 171, 182, 188, 192, 193, 194, 197. 

Hyrioke, 37. 

lans, 122. 

Ines, 23. 

Inge, 33. 

Ingles, 95, 126, 129, 166. 

Ipswich, 33. 

Ireland, 71, 119, 129, 130, 135. 

lyons, 166, 205. 

Jacklyn, 52, 57, 69, 166, 198, 204, 207, 209. 

Jackson, 24, 31, 37, 45, 53, 57, 59, 74, 78, 82, 
92, 95, 97, 98, 99, 125, 134, 153, 166, 171, 
172, 174, 175, 180, 184, lb6, 2U4, 208. 

James, 140. 

Jemson, 95, 104. 

Jeoffreys, 183. 

Jepson, 41, 166, 208. 

Jewell, 49, 127. 

Jibson, 91. 

Joanes, 88, 90, 95, 123. 

John and Sarah, 163. 

Johnson, 9, 24, 33, 35, 60, 67, 72, 77. 78, 94, 
101, 112, 124, 127, 133, 140, ]f,4, V>5, 150, 
158, 159, 166, 173, 174, 182, 184, 196. 

Jolliff, 150. 

Jonies, 214. 

Joye, 15, 16, 71, 81, 84, 153, 158, 166, 176, 177. 

Joyslin, 106. 

Judkin, 63, 166, 186, 203. 

Jynks, 118. 

Kayne, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 21, 27, 28, 33, 
34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 48, 65, 77, 78, 
86, 88, 89, 92,94, 101, 10:1, 106, 112, 119, 

123, 132, 154, 160, 166, 170, 171, 190, 191, 
194, 204, 205, 211. 

Kellog, 154. 
Kemble, 152. 

Kenerick, 108, 146, 166. 171, 194, 195. 
Keyly, 87. 
Kidby, 48. 

Kinsley, 17, 32, 41, 47, 59. 
Kirkby, 49, 95, 166, 179, 180. 
Knap, 140. 

Knight, 47, 66, 83, 114, 115, 116, 128, 137, 166, 
170, 176, 177, 184, 208, 209. 

Lake, 127, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 
151, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 166, 203, 
206, 207, 212. 

Lamb, 181. 

Lane, 95, 126, 127, 142. 

Langdon, 166, 214. 

Langham. 138. 

Lawson, 86, 166, 182, 183, 188, 189, 206. 

Leader, 91, 102, 103, 123, 124, 127, 129, 131. 



Leaguer, 182. 

Leo, 128. 

Leech, 209. 

Legar, 34, 166, 169, 190, 198, 199, 200, 202. 

Letherland, 45, 46, 166, 205. 

Leverett, 1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 
33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 60, 
61, 63, 66, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 
112, 113, 160, 166, 171, 172, 173, 174, 178, 
179, 181, 186, 187, 190, 191, 194, 199, 207, 
214, 215. 

Lewes, 113, 139. 

Lightfoot, 115. 

Linchome, 95. 

Lindon, 112, 154. 

Lippincott, 80, 168, 210. 

Long, 51, 53. 58, 57, 60, 78, 81, 94, 95, 111, 

125, 140, 188, 206. 
Love, 31. 

Lovell, 61. 

Lovett, 101. 

Lowe, 15, 20, 21, 32, 48, 63, 66, 76, 76, 77, 83, 

97, 163, 166, 168, 177, 181, 206. 
Ludkin, 95, 107, 108, 163, 164, 207. 
Lugg, 47, 166, 190, 196. 
Lyail, 35, 174, 196, 206. 
Lyn, 123, 132. 136. 
Lynde, 24, 130, 150, 153. 
Lynne, 12, 13, 62, 124. 
Lysle, 38, 43, 166, 169, 197, 211. 

Mahoone, 141. 

Mainard, 186. 

Makepeace, 19, 39, 166, 180, 185. 

Maiden, 136, 155. 

Mansfield, 33. 

Marchant, 49. 

Marshall. 7. 13, 16, 21, 27, 28, 33, 48, 53, 55, 
66, 69, 74, 80, 83, 84, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 
94, 95. 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101. 102, 103, 104, 
105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, la, 122, 

126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 
135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 142. 146, 160, 
166, 170, 171, 176, 177, 203, 204, 208, 212. 

Martyu, 22, 142, 146, 191. 

Mason, 32, 95, 139, 143, 147, 158, 166, 186, 190, 
199. 

Mntson, 2, 3, 27, 28, 40, 80, 81, 105, 118, 198. 

Mattocke, 34, 123, 166, 211. 

Maud, 17, 160, 166, 168, 170, 196, 198, 209. 

Maudslev, 50. 

ilaverickes, 3, 30, 46, 75, 79, 86, 101, 102, 
136. 

Mawer, 12, 31, 51. 

Meakins, 9, 19, 49, 178. 

Mears, 25, 27, 46, 166, 171, 180, 189. 

Mellowes, 22, 32, 33, 68, 6S, 83, 148, 166, 171, 
172, 174, 176, 178, 182, 184, 186, 196. 

Merryall, 38. 

Merrye, 43, 70, 72, 77. 80, 81, 86, 87, 92. 93, 94, 
100, 107, 127, 131, 140, 166, 173, 189, 213. 

Messinger, 46, 83, 86, 109, 166, 181, 192, 193. 

Michell, 166, 214. 

MiUand, 193. 

Millard, 42, 166, 192, 196, 197, 198. 

Millcs, 44, 50, S3, 105, 169. 

Misticke, 4, 6. 

Monottycott, 7, 19, 38, 48. 50, 66, 77, 79, 172, 
174, 176, 182, 186, 196. 

Moore, 49. 

Moose, 122. 

Morse. 1, 160. 

Moseley, 111. 

Muddy River, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. 13, 14, 16, 16, 17, IS, 
22, 23. 26, 27, 31. 32. 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 
41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 61, 62, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 60, 61, 67, 68, 69, 71, 90. 93. 95, 107, 
108, liO, 112, 114, 115, 118, 121, 122, 123, 
124, 129, 133, 134, 136, 136, 137, 140, 146, 
147, 149, 160, 151, 154, 158, 169, 169, 174, 
185, 192, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202. 

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Munt, 90, 95, 100, 122, 131, 138, 166, 175, 18], 

205. 
Mun-ills, 149, 150. 
Mylam, 13, 25, 76, 85, 91, 98, 99, 104, 105, 157, 

166, 169, 171, 173, 176, 177, 178, 179, 187, 

189, 209, 212. 
Mylne, 13. 

Nabors, 130. 

Nannyes, 124, 127, 166, 206, 207. 

Naponset, 67. 

Nash, 70, 91, 97, 99, 148, 166, 169, 187, 188, 212. 

Neale, 50. 

Needham, 15, 41, 45, 51. 

Negoose, 9, 16, 33, 39, 47, 55, 89, 95, 148, 149, 
162, 166, 204, 205, 210. 

Netherland, 205. 

Newberry, 178. 

Newgate, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 27, 32, 34, 35, 
43, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 65, 76, 101, 113, 
119, 160, 166, 170, 180, 195, 207. 

Newgrove, 213. 

Newtowne, 24, 25, 26, 48, 50. 

Noble, 107. 

Noddles, 3, 4, 22. 

Noi-den, 106, 127, 129, 134, 143, 150, 163. 

Norris, 160. 

Norton, 120, 152. 

Nutt, 9. 

Nutter, 198. 

Oakes, 9. 

Odlin, 28, 36, 39, 51, 53, 56, 88, 95, 108, 143, 
166, 202. 

OfUey, 34, 42, 166, 201. 

Olcutt, 116, 119. 

Oliver, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 
32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 
53, .'.6, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 
70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79. 80, 81, 
82, 83. 84, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 95, 99, 103, 
106, 107, 108, 109, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 
118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 
127, 128, 129, 1.30, 1.31, 132, 133, 134, 135, 
143, 144, 146, 149, 155, 16(1, 163, 164, 166, 
169, 170, 171, 176, 178, 1S2, 1S», 190, 191, 
199, 204, 206, 208, 214. 

Onyon, 51. 

Omesby, 24, 33, 197. 

Otis, 125. 

Pacey, 120 

Paddey, 122, 123, 124, 125. 126, 127, 128, 129, 
130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 
1.39, 140, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148. 

Pafflyn, 49. 

Page, 166, 208. 

Pale, 100. 

Palmer,'9, 51, 63, 85, 120, 166, 203, 204. 

Pane, 37, 72, 80, 81, 95, 97, 102, 133, 138, 
210. 

Parker, 38, 39, 42, 48, 54, 57, 60, 66, 68, 71, 73, 
85, 87, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 111, 129, 131, 
157, 163, 166, 172, 180, 182, 187, 189, 190, 
191, 192, 193, 195, 197, 198, 200, 204, 206, 
208, 209, 

Parlis, 124. 

Parsons, 8.3. 166, 171, 190, 199. 

Pasiner, 166, 177, 178. 

Paynter, 13, 36, 47, 97, 100, 168, 185, 186, 199, 
207, 210, 212. 

Peapes, 72. 200. 

Pease, 37, 39, 137, 166, 168, 173, 181, 186, 190. 

Peirce, 1, 18, 2), 30, 40, 59, 67, 106, 130, 134, 
139, 143, 146, 154, 160, 166, 168, 176, 177, 
182, 188, 189, 208, 209. 

Pell, 25, 26, 166, 170, 194. 

Pelton, 166, 201. 

Pemberton, 12, 13 23, 114, 134, 1-10, 160. 

Penn, 3, 9, lu, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27. 
30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 61, 62, 63, 
65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 73, 79, 80. 81, 82, 83, 84, 
85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 



97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 132, 145, 150, 159, 

160, 166, 171, 182, 190, 194, 195, 213. 
Pennymann, 3, 8, 16, 18, 38, 47, 59, 80, 81, 

160, 180. 
Perkins, 107. 
Perrust, 139. 
Perry, 31, 36, 43, 45, 48, 59, 67, 75, 76, 80, 82, 

85; 86, 163, 166, 169, 190, 193, 196,197,199, 

207, 211, 214. 
Pettit, 22. 
Philips, 92, 95, 99, 100, 130, 136, 139, 143, 156, 

166, 174, 183, 187, 210, 212, 213, 214. 
Philpott, 68. 
Phippen, 63, 84. 

Phippeny, 92, 166, 170, 178, 208, 210, 213, 214. 
Piggott, 124. 
Pighogg, 113. 
Pilbeam, 97. 
Pincheon, 11. 
Pitney, 111. 
Pittman, 130. 
Place, 49. 
Playntayne, 66, 74. 
Plumley, 42, 198, 
Poffer, 49. 

Pollard, 104, 105, 131, 136, 144, 148. 
Poole, 131. 

Pope, 166, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 204, 209. 
Pormont, 5, 25, 27, 212. 
Porter, 31, 78, 95, 191, 195, 205. 
Portmont, 186. 
Potter, 44. 
Powell, 111, 191. 
Pownding, 114, 143. 
Pries, 126. 
Pullen, 3, 5, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 36, 

59, 85, 168, 182. 
Purton, 16, 24, 38, 58, 68, 78, 203, 204. 

Quinsey, 2, 6, 7, 9, 14, 101. 

Rand, 100. 

Randsford, 51, 95, 117, 141, 142, 160, 1C6, 201. 

Rasbley, 208. 

Rawlings. 35, 81, 121, 128, 166, 177, 183, 214. 

Rawson, 157. 160, 162, 163, 192, 210. 

Reade, 23,36, 49, 81, 103, 108, 114, 118, 123, 

127, 130, 146. 
Reading, 164, 202. 
Reynolds, 25, 34, 53, 55, 66, 85, 92, 166, 188, 

195, 203, 204, 208, 212. 
Riall, 54. 

Rice, 59, 168, 170, 194, 
Rich, 111. 

Richards, 123, 138, 142, 143. 
Richardson, 85, 94, 95, fie, 120, 134, 142, 159, 

166, 189, 203, 204, 212. 
Rider, 115. 

Robbinson, 43, 116, 142. 
Robbts, 118, 195. 
Robertson, 53. 
Robins, 149, 1.50, 152. 

Rocke, 114, 115, 116, 118, 122, 129, 130, 183. 
Rockett, 50. 
Rodes, 148. 
Roe, 11, 166, 201. 
Rogers, 51, 69, 118, 120. 
Roote, 90, 123, 146, 166, 181, 197, 201. 
Rose, 49. 

Route, 23, 90, 107, 123. 
Koxburie, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17, 19, 25, 26, 27, 34, 39, 

43, 47, 52, .53, 57, 60, 67, 69, 74, 80, 81, 84, 

99, 119, 123, 124, 146, 169, 208. 
Ruggle, 19, 37, 58, 59, 65, 69, 71, 72, 79, 82, 

84, 180, 195, 197, 198, 207. 
Rumley, 7, 27, 28, 36, 37, 43. 
Rumney, 40, 56, 62, 70, 73, 92, 101, 103, 108, 

114, 118, 119, 122, 129, 130, 132, 134, 136, 

140, 143, 150, 151, 154, 174, 195. 
Rust, 104. 

Salter, 24, 33, 52, 69, 74, 102, 140, 143, 160, 

166, 193,201. 
Saltonstall, 179, 184. 



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Sammon, 133, 

Sampford, 3. 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 
20, 129, 150, 160. 

Sampson, 10. 

Sanderson, 123, 13S. 

Sands, 107. 

Sandy, 28. 

Sannford, 2, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19. 20, 21, 22, 27, 
29, 30, 31, 59, 78, 120, 137, 167, 179, 180, 
192, 197. 

Saugust, 28. 

Saunders, 19, 31, 43, 47, 58, 59, 71, 82, 84, 96, 
97, 116. 

Savage, 9, 13, 16, 37, 43. 44, 45, 51, 53, 58, 70, 75, 
77, 78, 92, 103, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 118, 
128, 132, 134, 137, 141, 149, 154, 167, 159, 
160, 162, 167, 175, 176, 183, 185, 186, 183, 
196, 213. 

Scarlett, 53. 

Scotte, 32, 37, 55, 66, 100, 114, 141, 148, 149, 
160, 167, 171, 189, 190, 194, 195. 204. 

Scottow, 16, 23, 31, 38, 45, 46, 62, 78, 83, 86, 
97, 107, 114, 115, 117, 127, 134, 135, 137, 
138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 14-1, 145, 146, 147, 
148, 150, 151, 153. 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 

168, 180, 181, 186, 192, 197, 199. 
Seaberry, 43, 167, 173, 189, 213. 
Seaborne, 42. 

Sedgwick, 167, 192. 

Bellecke, 75, 167, 171, 188, 189, 198, 206, 207. 

Sellen, 33. 

Sendall, 122, 128. 

Serch, 61, 63, 85, 88, 202. 

Seward, 141. 

Sewell, 111. 

Sharpe, 49. 

Shattoke, 111. 

Shaw, 153, 186. 

Shawes, 122. 

Sheafe, 108, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 

150, 157. 
Sheffield, 127. 
Bhelley, 20, 46. 
Shelton, 15. 
Sheppard, 50. 
Sherman, 17, 19, 34, 42, 44, 53, 62, 69, 167, 

169, 194. 196, 198, 204, 2(j9. 

Shore, 63. 78, 86, 97, 127, 167, 172, 176, 178, 

179, 185, 186, 189. 
Shrimpton, 40, 45, 122, 123, 134, 167, 207, 214. 
Simons, 49, 71, 74, 117, 167, 168, 176, 181, 188, 

206. 
Sinderland, 103. 

Sinnott, 32, 49, 95, 117, 167. 169, 182, 202. 
Smyth, 11, 41, 50, 55, 69, 71, 76, 80, 83, 94, 96, 

104, 120. 127, 137, 139, 142, 167, 169, 173, 

174. 204, 09, 211, 215. 
Snelling, 156. 
Snow, 14, 26, 161, 169, 200. 
Somes, 152. 
Sowell, 139. 
Sowers, 113. 
Sowther, 97, 162, 191. 
Spalle, 95. 

Spectakell, 55, 94, 95, 125, 200. 
Spoone, 170. 
Spowell, 128, 140. 
Staines, 149. 

Spoore, 34, 45. 167, 169, 183, 191, 194. 
Stanberrie, 58, 95, 163, 164, 173. 
Stanford, 18. 
Stanley, 9, 54, 58, 71, 72, 74, 79, 92, 95, 100, 157, 

168, 173, 175, 177, 181, 182, 183, 184, 206, 208. 
etannyon, 32, 62. 
Btarbuck, 198. 

Stebbins, 91, 106, 107, 112, 126, 131, 147, 153. 
Stephens, 49, 62, 71, 106, 129. 
Stevenson, 90, 129, 167, 195, 204, 208. 
Stidson, 28, 29, 30, 57. 
StiUman, 184. 
Stocker, 118, 123. 
Stoddard, 42, 46, 78, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 

99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 

112, 134, 149, 154, 157, 170, 187, 207. 



Stodder, 62, 65, 75, 83. 89, 90, 91. 

Btone, 139. 

Btorer, 43. 

Stoughton, 90, 171, 207. 

Strange, 95. 

Btralne, 167, 207, 214. 

Stratton, 183. 

Sudbury, 10, 170, 171, 180, 181, 188, 207. 

Suffolk, 162. 

Sumner, 122. 

Sweete, 59, 78, 120, 167, 173, 178, 189, 196, 

208, 213. 
Synderlaud, 167, 190, 195, 196. 

Talbot, 105, 214, 215. 

Talmage, 14, 26, 60, 128, 160, 167, 169, 200, 201. 

Tappin, 24, 167, 193. 

Tarne, 57, 60. 72, 111. 

Taunton, 79, 207. 

Tayer, 60. 

Taylour, 66, 96, 113, 123, 126, 129, 141. 

Teffe, 36, 37,51,79. 

Teft. 167, 175, 205. 

Terry, 149. 

Tetberly, 131. 

Thayer, 111, 139. 

Thomas, 56, 58, 83, 90, 121, 162, 157, 167, 191. 

Thompson, 47. 80, 175. 

Thurston. 102.' 

Thwing, 68, 167, 170, 180, 181, 207. 

Ting, 12, 21, 35, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 
52, 54, .55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 
65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 
78, 79, 80, 84, 85, 86, 90, 92. 93, 95, 99, 101, 
103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 112, 154, 159, 163, 
164, 167, 168, 169, 170, 178, 180, 183, 184, 185, 
188,191, 195,210, 212. 

Townsend, 24, 167, 198, 204, 207, 209. 

Toy, 68, 128, 129, 186. 

Trask, 1. 

Truesdayles, 9, 167, 191, 192, 195, 197. 

Turant, 98. 

Turin, 128. 

Turner, 16, 26, 38, 62, 63, 68, 73, 81, 87, 88, 89, 
94, 112, 119, 123, 145, 150, 153, 156, 167, 
180, 191, 192, 193, 194, 205, 211, 213. 

Turrell, 139. 

Tuttell, 9, 10, 11, 28, 29, 33, 35, 36, 37, 43, 70, 
71. 72, 106, 119, 123, 136, 155, 160, 167, 174, 
175, 205, 206. 

Tytus, 25, 26. 

Underbill, 1, 8. 14, 25, 26, 39. 

Upshall, 80, 121, 154. 

Usher, 103, 107, 114, 120, 134, 149, 150, 151, 

152, 153, 154, 165, 156, 167, 158, 167, 171, 

172, 208. 

Vane, 5, 8, 18. 27, 160. 

Venner, 95, 101. 

Virginia. 2. 

Vyall, 47, 95, 108, 135, 165, 167, 206, 210. 

Wakefield, 152. 

Walden, 146. 

Walker, 9, 25, 27, 31, 39, 52, 53, 63, 93. 95, 97, 

106, 127, 133, 150, 167, 184, 200, 201. 
Ward, 22, 23, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 108, 120, 

133, 142, 154, 167, 193, 194. 
Wardall, 5, 15, 25, 32, 167, 172, 176, 178, 182, 

185, 186, 19er. 
Ware, 113, 140. 
Warren, 58. 

Watertown, 24, 69, 135, 136. 
Watters, 113, 155. 
Waye, 119, 130, 136, 137, 154. 
Wavto, 19, 31, 95, 111, 167, 195, 203, 206, 214. 
Webbe, 20, 31, 55, 67, 58, 61, 62, 65, 66, 73, 90, 

94, 101, 106, 107, 122, 131, 137, 138, 146, 

158, 167, 171, 172, 174, 182, 184, 186, 188, 

190, 196, 199. 
Weeden, 66. 122. 
Weekes, 183. 
Welles, 49, 93, 130, 132, 189. 



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■Westmorland, 112. 

Weybounie, 95, 114, 118, 167. 

Wheelar. 14, 33, 43, 78, 163, 167, 202. 

Wheeiewright, 15, 17, 20, 45, 46, 75, 80. 

White, 80, 119, 122, 123, 149, 151, 159, 1C7, 203. 

Whitmore, 1, 164, 168. 

Whitwcll. 107, 112, 126, 132, 139. 

Wiboni, 167. 212. 

Wicks, ]07, 173, •-OS. 

Wiibon., 2, 4, 7, ]0, 19, 21, 31, 34. 

Wilkfs, 3, 12, 34, 100. 

Willard, 108. 

Willi.ims, 42, 68, 76, 108, 114, 120, 122, 134, 

146, 154, 155, .156, 157, 158, 193, 2U5, 211. 
Willis, 2, 5, 28, 36, 53, 87, 88, 89, 63, 95, 160, 

167, 185, 186, 211, 212. 
Willson, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 24, 33, 

36, 37, 49, 60, 77, 96, 115, 137, 145, 160, 167, 

169, 17!J, 172, 174, 180, 181, 182, 185, 186, 

187, 195, 197, 202, 208, 209. 
Winbourne, 93, 114, 119, 140. 
Winche.ster, 16, 17, 26, 47, 150. 
Wing, 48, 62, 66, 68, 167, 186, 190, 199, 207. 
Winthrop, 1, 3, 8, 21, 27, 29, 30, 44, 45, 48, 51, 

62, 54, 55, 56, 67, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63„ 65 

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66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 
78, 79, 8e, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89 
92, 99, 100, 103, 108, 109, 110, 120, 133 
160, 163, 164, 167, 168, 169, 171, 172, 174 
182, 186, 189, 191, 192, 199, 202, 206, 207, 
208. 

Winthrop, Junior, 8, 160. 

Wiseman, 50. 

Woodas, 44. 

Woodbridge, 82. 

Wooddy, 107, 123, 141, 144. 

Woodhouse, 21, 167, 205, 206, 210. 

Woodmansey, 99, 109, 116, 139, 148. 

Woodwarde, 9,-18, 22, 24, 43, 53, 78, 80, 88, 
128, 139, 163, 107, 181, 182, 193, 194, 197, 
200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 207, 210, 214. 

Woolcott, 11. 

Woolystone, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14. 15, 17, 18, 
19, 21, 31, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 
50, 54, 62, 63, 65, 66, 96, 135, 205, 209, 211. 

Wormwall, 97, 141, 209. 

Wright, 0, 7, 9, 15, 17, 37, 45, 47, 59, 61, 129, 
160, 185, 197. 

Wyatt. 127. 

Wynnyseeniitt, 7, 29, 57, 58, QH, 79, 81, 119. 



INDEX OF PLACES AND SUBJECTS. 



Almshouse, 155, 158. 
Ancient townsmen, 123. 
Apothecary, 89. 
Apprentices, 87, 137, 156. 
Arbitration, plan of, 5. 
Armory, 152. 
Artillery, 113, 114. 

Barricade, 119. 
Battery, 93, 100, 1.32. 

the north, 131, 132. 
Bay, the, 168, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 182, 

188, 189, 201, 204, 205, 206, 213, 214. 
Beaver, 83. 
Beer-selling, 91, 112, 126, 131, 132, 136, 140, 

147, 151, 153, 154, 155. 
Bells, 102, 108, 128. 
Bell-man, 115, 118, 120. 

ringing, 96. 
Bendall's point, 63. 

cove, 76, 77, 94, 97. 
dock, 97, 98, 122. 
Berrj^ John, his keeping, 80. 
Bigs' marsh, 79. 
Births recorded, 71, 162. 
Blackstone's heach, 72. 

rate for, 2. 
Blubher-hoiling, 118. 
Blue-hills, 102 

Book of Possessions, 161-215. 
Boys in church, 72. 
Braiutree, 54, 59, 62, 63, 65, 66, 71, 72, 74, 75, 

77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 91, 95, 96, 97, 99, 101, 

102, 105, 106, 127, 1.33, 135, 136, 144, 172, 

173, 174, 175, 176, 182, 185, 186, 188, 196, 

198. 
Brick-making, 14, 81, 146, 148. 
Bridges, 1, 56, 62, 85, 92, 97, 99, 105, 110, 115, 

117, 121, 126, 133, 144, 158, 210. (See 

Drawbridge.) 
Buckets — fire, 122, 149. 
Building reguLated, 90. 
Bull, the town, 109, 116, 119, 126, 1.30. 
Burying-place, 70, 83, 141, 157, 158, 187, 192. 
the new, 158. 

Cambridge, 52. 56, 57, 61, 62, 69, 106, 119, 123, 

125, 136, 146, 169. 
Cannoneer, 48. 
Captain's Plain, 21, 45. 
Captives, 167. 
Carts, 147. 

Castle, 77, 78, 84, 89, 140. 
Cattle, 3, 5, 9, 10, 33, 39, 53, 61, 72, 84, 88, 89, 
116, 119, 125. 
8hed for, 3. 
Causeway, 71, 74, 80. 
Cellars, 75, 78, 79, 81, 84, 90, 98, 102, 105, 111, 

130, 132, 144. 146, 150, 152. 
Centre-haven, 119. 
Centry-hill, 52, 60, 61, 145, 150, 170. 

street, 181, 182. 
Charles Kiver, 18, 19, 48, 61, 62, 169, 172, 190, 

Charles'town, 7, 33, 54, 57, 72, 73, 74, 82, 100, 
106, 112, 113, 182, 195. 
way to, 183. 



Chimneys, 106, 121, 127, 130, 137, 139, 141, 149 

Chimney-sweepers, 127. 

Cisterns, 115. 

Clapboards, 70. 

Clapton in Somersetshire, 34. 

Clay, digging of, 67. 

Clerk of the Writs, 71, 162. 

Clock, 102, 108, 141. 

Coddington's farm, 7. 

Colborn's end, 52, 54, 74, 102. 

field gate, 102. 
Commissioners, seven chosen, 112. 
for the Fort, 8. 
of Rates, 106, 156. 
to carry votes, 114,' 129, 134, 
143, 149, 159. 
Committee, of the town, 8. 
Common (and waste lands), 43, 52, 67, 78, 79, 
80, 83, 84, 88, 89, 90, 93, 110, 116, 
119, 126, 135, 154, 158, 160, 169, 174, 
181, 184, 190, 192, 195, 196, 197, 198, 
199, 200, 201, 202, 204, 209, 211. 
at Mt. Wollaston, 47. 
at Muddy River, 44. 
Commonage, 88, 124, 160. 
Comp.anies, the six, 65. 
Concord, 37. 

Conduit, 148, 132, 138, 158. 
Constables, 4, 5, 11, 20, 35, 44, 58, 62, 63, 64, 
69, 70, 73, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 92, 94, 95, 99, 100, 103, 108, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 118, 121, 122, 123, 128, 129, 
133, 134, 140, 143, 150, 154. 
Cook-shop, 67, 112. 
Corn, measurers of, 126. 
Cotton's farm, 6. 
hill, 138. 
Court-house, 94. 

Cove, the, 34, 39, 74, 79, 81, 94, 99. 113, 117, 

168, 169, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 

182, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 193, 194, 

201, 205, 206, 209, 210, 211, 214. 

street, 170. 

Cow-keeper, 5, 33, 39, 61, 69, 79, 88, 89, 90, 95, 

104, 109, 116, 119, 123, 125, 146, 152, 155. 
Crane, 37. 
Creek, 2, 106, 195. 
Crier, town, 55. 

Cromwell, Capt. T., his gift, 102, 108. 
Crooks and chains, 115. 

Deacons, 4. 

Dedham. 56, 57, 69, 106, 169, 200. 

Deputies to the General Court, 10, 11, 14, 18, 

20, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 41, 42, .52, 55, 

61, 69, 73, 88, 90, 99, 100, 103, 108, 

113, 118, 128, 134, 143, 149, 154, 159. 

instructions for, 114, 159. 

Dial-post, 75. 

Distress levied, 122, 151. 

Dock, 94, 148, 170, 186, 206. 
head, 142. 

Dorchester, 4, 7, 12, 15, 39, 67, 76, 96, 126, 127, 
183. 

Dover, 198. 

Drains. 157, 158. 

Draw-bridge, 117, 124, 131, 132, 156, 157. 



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Drawbridge, the new, 153. 
Drum-beating, 8. 

Drummers, 36, 67, 75, 76, 80, 82, 85, 86. 
Dutchman, Peter the, 35, 58. 

Earth, removal of, 121, 126. 
Eliot's orchard pales, 67. 

barn, 82, 99. 
Engineer, 8. 
Essex comity, 178. 
Expedition against Ninicraft, 121. 

Fences, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, 33, 39, 52, 53, 54, 

56, 58,61, 6:3, 68, 81, 90, 108, 110, 113, 

115, 117, 118, 123, 130, 141, 145, 155. 

to be built on land forfeited, 13. 

Ferry, 7, 22, 72, 73, 79, 81, 89, 100, 106, 112, 113. 

Field, public, 4. 

the new, 3, 9, 17, 18, 22, 33, 37, 38, 39, 
41, 44, 45, 48, 52, 57, 58, 60, 66, 68, 71, 
82, 83, 170, 171, 174, 18u, 181, 182, 184, 
185, 187, 189, 190, 192, 196, 197,198,213. 
near Colbrous, 3, 33. 
the Fort, 3, 9, 17, 33, 52, 81, 190. 
near Roxbury, 4, 9, 17, 39, 52, 74. 
the corn, 9. 

Centry or Sentry hill, 61, 62, 63, 197. 
the mill, 3, 9, 17, 33, 39, 43, 52, 54, 63, 
71, 72, 74, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 84, 170, 
172, 174, 182, 183, 185, 195, 206, 213. 
Colbron's. 190, 193, 201. 
Fire, 106, 114, 115, 116, 121, 122, 127, 139, 141, 
147, 149, 160, 151. 
engines, 118. 
Fisher's cove, 168. 
Fish-house, 102. 
Flats, 107. 

Fold-keeper, 17, 18, 40. 
Football, 141, 157. 
Footway, 72. (See Wai/s.) 
Fort or Fortification, 80, 70, 71, 77, 81, 82, 86, 
87, 99, 114, 133, 205. 
engineer of, 8. 
money lent for, 8, 114. 
Hill, 70, 71, 77, 81, 133, 189, 194. 
street, 169, 204, 208. 
Pox Hill, 56, 59, 66, 97, 109, 130. 

Galleries, boys in, 72, 140, 151. 
Gallop's point, 76, 77, 100. 
Gallows, 130. 
Garrison, 84, 89, 92. 
Gate, for boats, 74. 

(See Roxbtiry Gate.) 
Gentlemen of the Artillery, 113. 
Goats, 33, 39, 60, 67, 68. (See Cattle also.) 
Graves, 86. 
Green, the, 194. 
Guagers, 129. 
Gunner, 42, 48. 
Guns, 124. 

Harbor for boats, 73. 

Harding's house, 13. 

Harvard College, 113, 118, 120, 133. 

Haugh's point, 83. 

boat-place, 58. 
Hewes' cornfield, 81. 
Highway, maintenance of, 62, 63, 65, 70, 103. 

(See also " Surveyors " and " iVays." ) 
Hillstcad, IG. 

Hill, Valentine, and others, grant to, 63, 64. 
(See Centry mil. Fort IliU and Fox mil.) 
Hog-reeve, 13. (See Su-ine.) 
Horses, rules concerning, 61, 129, 158. 
Houses, on line of street, 12, 90, 98. 

one on a lot, 14. 

to bo sold only with lands, 34. 

to be pulled down in case of fire, 115. 

of office, 109, 148. 
Hudson's legacy, 124. 

Indian title, 6, 11. 
Indians, trade with, 65. 

sold for slaves, 215. 



Inhabitants admitted, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 
43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 55, 56, 58, 59, 61, 
62, 63, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 80, 83, 86, 88, 91, 
93, 97, 104, 105, 106, 107, 111, 112, 113, 116, 
119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 
128, 130, 131, 133, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 
141, 142, 143, 146, 147, 148. 
Inn-keepcrs, 10, 52, 108, 122, 153, 157. 
Ipswich, 33. 
Ireland, 71. 

Iron-works, 77, 91, 92, 127. 
Island, Hogg, 2, 15, 38, 44, 47, 51, 53, 54, 55, 
58, 66, 69, 70, 75, 197. 
Noddles, 3, 4, 22. 
Deer, 13, 58, 60, 65, 68, 82, 92, 93, 97, 

124. 
Long, 46, 51, 53, 54, 59, 57, 60, 78, 81, 

88, 94, 95, 125, 140. 
Spectacle, 53, 55, 94, 95, 125, 200. 
Castle, 77, 78, 82, 86, 128. 
Nut, 9. 
Bird, 144. 

near the Mill-field, 54. 
Isle Sables, 52. 

Jakes, 174. 
Jury, 2, 8, 81. 

Keayne, Capt., his legacy, 132, 154. 

Key or quay, 63. 

Knight's neck, in Braintree, 59, 79. 

Ladders, 114, 122, 146, 149. 
Landing-place, 1, 2, 76. 
Lands, public, division of, 3. 

to members of church, 5. 

not to be sold to strangers, 5, 10, 12, 

90, 103, 109. 
must be built upon, 6. 
on the neck not to be granted, 6. 
to be viewed by Selectmen, 97. 
houses to be built on, 12, 88. 
no more to be granted, 52, 65, 89. 
not built on, forfeited, 52, 88. 
sales ratified, 65. 

to be divided, excepting commons, 67. 
all grants to be in fee-simple, 85. 
origin of Boston Common, 89. 
not to be let to foreigners, 103. 
Lean-to, 137. 
Leather, dressing of, 60, 62, 72, 155. 

sealers of, 90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 108, 
114, 118, 123, 129, 134, 143. 150, 154. 
Letters from the town to Braintree, 81. 

to Lieut. Fisher, 134. 
Levy, country, 58. 
Limehouse, 212. 

Lime-kiln and pits, 56, 59, 66, 118, 155. 
Liquor-selling, 116. (See also Beer-selling.) 
London, 11, 41,207, 211. 
Lord's-day, idlers on, 1.31. 
Lots in Boston, granted, leased or sold, 6, 9, 
15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 
34,35, 36, 37,38, 41, 42, 43. 4:., -lii. 4n, f,l, 
52, 53, 54, 57, 59, 60, G:, t,:;, 11;, ;i, 7S, 
81,82,83,85,92,93, liT, loc, 11.]. Idf,, 
109, 110, 112, 114, 115, llil, 12G, 12s, 
133, 138, 139, 142, 145, 153. 
to Valentine Hill, 63. 
at Muddy River, 22-27, 31, 32, 
at RumneyMarsh and Pullen Point, 27-31 . 
at Mt. WoUaston, 31, 48-50. 
Low-water mark, 62, 66, 68, 74, 102, 212. 
Lynn, 62, 101, 106, 119, 123, 132, 136. 

Magistrates' seat, 63. 
Maiden, 136, 155. 

Manufacturers must be inhabitants, 135. 
Manure, 119. 
Map, 11, 133. 

Market, clerk of, 94, 99, 103, 108, 114, 118, 
122, 129, 134, 143, 150, 154. 

place, 12, 124, 190. 

stead, 174, 191. 



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Index of Places and Subjects. 



Marsh, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 37, 3S, 45, 52, 
53, 57, 58, eO, 61, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 
73, 75, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88, 
89, 91, 92, 93, 96, 100, 126, 146, 153, 
177, 181. 
the Round, 52. 
Measures, standard, 142. 
Meetings, general town, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 
18, 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 34, 35, 38, 41, 
44, 61, 64. 65, 67, 69, 70, 72, 73, 
75, 77, 78. 79, 82, 84, 86, 87, 88, 89, 
90, 92, 94, 99, 100, 103, 106, 107, 
108, 111, 112, 113, 116, 118, 122, 
124, 128, 129, 133, 143, 148, 149, 
150, 152, 154, 156. 
of committee, 46. 
order at, 4, 87. 
time of, 149 
moderator at, 152. 
Meeting-house, old, 105, 130, 171, 190, 192, 195. 
new, 99, 108, 114, 140, 161, 187. 
Merrimack River, 178. 
Merry's point, 77, 87. 
Militia, 140. 
Milk, 68. 

Mill, 16, 19, 20, 33, 34, 37, 71, 74, 75, 76, 97, 98, 
120, 177. 
Cove, 13. 

creek, 84, 94, 105, 110, 131, 171, 177, 212. 
dam, 196. 

bridge, 107, 133, 153. 
hill, 183. 
point, 7. 
pound, 105, 169. 
stream, 75, 117, 124. 
street, 175, 202, 203, 204, 206. 
Moderator, 152, 154. 
Monotycott River, 7, 19, 38, 48, 50, 54, 55, 66, 

77, 79, 172, 174, 176, 182, 186, 196. 
Mortgages, Book of, 171. 
Mowing, rights for, 16, 18, 22, 37, 38, 45, 48, 
57, 58, 59, 62, 68, 69, 74, 78, 84, 88, 100, 
146, 153. 
Muddy River (now Brookline) , 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 
14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23,31, 33, 34, 
35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 
56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 66, 68, 69, 71, 
90, 93, 95, 107, 108, 110, 112, 
114, 115, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 
124, 125, 129, 133, 134, 135, 136, 
146, 147, 149, 150, 154, 158, 159, 
169, 174, 181, 185, 192, 197, 198, 
199, 200, 201. 
Grants, 22-27. 
Mystick, 2, 4, 6. 

Naponset River, 67. 

Neck, 3, 16, 62, 79. 

Newbury River, 178. 

New town, 48. 

Nine men, the, 65. (See Selectmen.) 

Ninicraft, expedition against, 121. 

North-end, 87, 100, 105, 138. 

North River, 2. 

Notary Public, 162. 

Nuisances, rules against and fines for, 1, 11, 
18, 60, 70, 74, 91, 67, 104, 105, 109, 110, 112, 
113, 118, 126, 128, 131, 135, 138, 139, 148, 
154, 159. 

Nut Island, 9. 

Oliver's horse, 88. 

Orders of General Court, 44. 

Ordinary, 52, 67, 107. (See Innkeepers.) 

Overseers of landing places, 2. 

of fences, 4. (See Fences.) 
Oyster-shells, 98. 

Packers of flesh .wd fish, 114, 118, 123, 129, 

134, 143, 150, 154. 
Paddy's legacy, 148. 
Pales, 12, 16, 32, 38, 73, 75, 83, 89, 93, 100, 105, 

115, 120, 142. 



Pasture, Common, 33. 

Pattens and shores, 74. 

Paving, 113. 

Pepys' purchase, 72. 

Perambulating bounds, 95, 106, 119, 135, 146, 

155. 
Petition to General Court, 112, 148. 
Physicians, 81, 89, 156. 
Pillars. 144, 146. 
Pitch, heating of, 142. 
Planting-grounds, 5, 13, 32, 37. 
Pole and swob for fires, 114. 
Poll-taxes, 111. 
Poor, town, 4, 6, 8, 148, 158. 
Porch, 70, 93, 94, 111, 127, 137, 144, 148, 157. 
Posts at Everett's lane, 129. 

and rails, 55, 106. 
Pound, 60, 132. 
Pounder or Pound-keeper, 80, 86, 119, 123, 

135, 136. 
Powder, 155. 
Powder-horn creek, 57. 
Prices to be fixed, 5, 6. 
Prison, 70, 191, 192, 193. 
Privies. (See House of Office and Jakes.) 
Protective regulations, 135. 
Public houses to be closed on Sunday night, 

148. 
Pulleu Point, 3, 5, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 
59, 85, 168, 182. 
grants, 28-30. 
Pump, 101, 115, 141. 

Quay, 63. 

Rate, 2, 58, 65, 67, 71, 72, 75, 77, 78, 80, 84, 86, 
88, 89, 90, 92, 96, 99, 106, 107, 111, 122, 
125, 127, 130, 132, 133, 140, 153, 156. 
Recorder, 86, 100, 103, 108, 119, 123, 129, 134, 

144, 150, 155, 161. 
Records, Great Book of, 197. 
Regiment, the Boston, 110. 
Round marsh, the, 52. 

Roxbury, 19, 39, 47, 52, 57, 60, 67, 69, 80, 119, 
123, 146, 169, 208. 
gate, 4, 43, 53, 74, 81, 84, 99. 
marsh near, 69. 
creek near, 43. 

neck towards, 4. (See also J^je/ds.) 
Runiney Marsh (now Chelsea), 17, 31, 36, 37, 
40, 43, 56, 62, 65, 70, 73, 101, 
108, 114, 118, 119, 122; 129, 
132, 134, 135, 140, 150, 151, 
154, 174, 195. 
grants, 27, 28. 

Salem, 184. 

Salt, measures of, 152. 

Saltpetre-house, 70. 

Salutes, 155. 

Sand, digging of, 67. 

Saw-pits, 12, 53. 

School, free, 65, 82, 92, 94. 95, 97, 99, 124, 125, 
126, 130, 133, 140. 
house, 109, 129, 132, 142. 
master, 5, 86, 99, 160. 

Scholars at Harvard, 113. 

Scotch prisoners, 163. 

Sea-bank, 12, 70. 

Sealers of weights and measui^es, 100, 103, 
108, 119, 123, 129, 134, 144, 160, 155. 

Selectmen (called Ten men, p. 2; called Nine 
men, p. 65; and generally the 
Town's men), 2, 9, 11, 16, 20, 
34, 35, 36, 41, 44, 55, 61, 65, 70, 
72, 79, 84, 90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 108, 

1 13, 118, 122, 128, 134, 143, 150, 
154. 

powers of and instructions to, 103, 

114, 150. 154. 
expenses paid, 20. 
refreshments for, 63, 68. 

Sentinel Hill. 63 {Centrij Hill.) 
Servants' time, 142. 



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Sheep, 89, 123, 137, 144. 

Shepherd, 131, 144, 152. 

Sherman's cow-house, 42, 53. 

Ship-building, 58, 59. 

Shops, 19, 38, 73, 76, 78, 80, 82, S3, 98, 113, 

135, 140, 211, 212. 
Shop-window boards, 79. 
Slaufbter-house, 70. 
Slaves, Indian. 215. 
Sods not to bo dug, 90, 
Soldiers pressed, 121, 122, 
South end (south of the Mill Creek), 105. 
Spanish captives, 1.57. 
Spring, the, 130, 159, 191. 
Spring-gate, the, 169, 171. 
Stande brook, 7. 
Stanley's field, 
States' Arms Tavern, 115. 
Strangers forbidden, 10, 90, 109, 152. 
not to hire houses, 103. 
bonds and fines for entertaining, 

104, 106, 113 115 116, 120, 121, 127, 130, 

131, 135, 139, 1-JO, 141, 149, 151, 152, 160. 
Streets. (See Wai/s.) 

to be kept clear, 98. 
Strong waters, sale of, 116. 
Styles and gates, 4. 
Sudbury, end, 10, 

street, 170, 171, 180, 181, 188, 207. 
Suits prohibited, 5. 
Surveyors of Highways, 7, 16, 35, 55, 63, 73, 

90, 92, 94, 99, 103, 108, 114, 118, 122, 129, 

134, 143, 150, 154. 
Swamp. (See Marsh.) 
Swine, orders about, 3, 4, 10, 32, 35, 39, 40, 

54, 60, 68, 69, 73, 74, 75, 85, 91, 92, 100, 

103, 109, 115, 119, 123, 124, 128, 131, 145, 

147, 148, 151. 

Tan-house, 126, 155. 

vats, 148, 207. 
Taunton Path, 79. 
Tax, 2. (See Mate.) 

abated, 71. 

lists prepared. 111. 
Timber, 12, 54, 77, 80, 108, 
Tobacco, 111, 151, 
Town-house, 126, 155. 
Townsmen. (See Selectmen.) 
Transfer of land, 162. 

Treasurer of town, 53, 55, 61, 62, 66, 69, 86 
92, 100, 101, 103, 108, 119, 123, 
129, 134, 144, 150, 155, 
of county, 169. 
Trees, injury to, 124. 
Turf, 54. 

Unclaimed goods, 46. 

Victualling houses, 10, 112. (See Ordinary.) 

Walker, Robert, his house, 52, 63. 
Waste land, 80, S3. (See Common.) 
Watch, 8, 1T5. 
Watering-place, the, 202. 
Water-bailiffs, 11, 74, 98, 129, 150, 153, 154. 

channel, 80. 

mill. 105, 113. 

street, 170, 207. 
Watertown, 69, 135, 136. 
Way, defects in, 98 

Weights and measures, (See Sealers of.) 
Webb's legacy, 158, 
Well, 76, 101, 124, 141, 172. 
Weymouth, 7, 96. 



Wharf, 37, 54, 62, 63. 76, 78, 79, 80, 84, 86, 87, 
90, 91, 93, 97, 98, 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 
112, 113, 119, 139, 156, 179, 207. 
Whipping-post, 40. 
Wilbore's field end, 10. 
Windmill, 70. 71, 72, 73, 78, 79, 98, 105, 107, 

108, 109, 126, 197, 
Winnisimett, 7, 57, 58, 62, 79, 81, 119. 
Winthrop, Stephen, letter, 191. 
Wolf, 140. 

Wollaston. Mount (now Braintree, Quincy, 
etc.), 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, IS, 17, 18, 
19, 20, 21, 31, 34, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 
45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 5], 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 
57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 96, 135, 173, 
205, 211. 
Wood, cutting of, 2, 4, 7, 13, 82, 92, 125. 
storing, 60. 
corders of, 123, 129. 
Ways (including streets, lanes, and allevs). 
7 12. 

to Roxbury, 10, 16, 99. 

to J, Pemberton, 12, 13, 120, 

between H, Lynn and S. Cole, 13. 

by J. Gallop's, 13, 

to the Mill Cove, 13, 

from Cove to Cove, 13. 

by Mr, Hutchinson's, 38. 

by H. Pease, 39. 

to the Creek. 40. 

to Centry Hill, 52, 60, 155, 156. 

by J. Lowe's, 66. 

towards Roxbury, 67, 80, 99. 

to Charlestown, 69, 71, 74, 95. 

from town to town adjoining, 67. 

on the sea-bank, 70. 

by T. Joy, 77. 

to the Fort, 71, 

near the windmill and gardens, 72. 

through the Mill-field, 73. 

towards Gallop's point, 76. 

to the South wind-mill, 78, 85. 

by Rawlins', 81. 

by W. Merry's, 81. 

at head of the cove, 82, 99. 

to Perry's wharf, 86, 87. 

from Perry's house, 87. 

from N. Parker's, 87. 

at Halsoll's wharf, 88. 

by Stoughton's land, 90. 

by J, Anderson's, 91. 

over the water-course, 94. 

to the bridge, 94, 96. 

by Butman's. 98. 

by the new meeting-house, 99, 

at North end, 100. 



to Ferry point, 100. 

from Gallop's point to Battery, 100. 

at Rumney Marsh, 101. 

by R. Fairbanks', 103, 104. 

to the Windmill, 107, 

old way by T. Hawkins, 113. 

to Ward's wharf, 120. 

to the mill-cove, 120. 

to John Barren's, 126. 

by Phillips' house, 130, 156. 

by Shrimpton's, 134. 

from Phillips' to Duncan's, 139. 

from Pen's to Centry Hill, 145, 150. 

to Centry Hill, 150. 

through Johnson's marsh, 156. 



Youth, idle, 133, 156,